i know i joke around a lot about how i have found my kid sucking on plug in scented wallflowers.
or how i let them eat off the floor.
i'm going to be serious for a sec.
we have done/are doing tons of renovations in this house.
i was mudding and sanding a hole from the light fixture in the bathroom yesterday while the twins ate.
there wasn't a lot of light so i opened the blinds that stay closed 100% of the time.
it's the bathroom, remember?
after lunch i heard a cry
a "chloe took something from me or i'm annoyed that something is not going my way cry"
one i typically ignore.
for some reason i didn't.
i walked in the bathroom and the cord was wrapped around my sons neck.
his face was red.
i started hysterically crying.
it was so tight that i couldn't get my fingers in between the cord and his neck.
it was so tight that i am constantly reminded today how close my son came to dying because he still has a red ring around his neck.
i found the end and worked my way around his neck removing it as fast as i could.
it was wrapped twice.
it happened in seconds.
i got it off
i held him
both of us crying.
in a matter of minutes
he could have been dead.
he threw up on my shoulder.
it was by far the single most terrifying thing that has ever happened to me in my life.
i could have lost my son yeasterday.
it was one of those things you hear on the news and think
how does that stuff even happen?
i know it does
i know how easily it can.
everytime i walk in the bathroom, i see my sweet baby with cords around his neck crying and reaching for me.
the blinds have already been removed and i went and bought cordless ones.
i write this to
go through your house.
when you think it is baby-proofed
go through and baby-proof 10 more times.
i know i have.