I know that kids and injuries go kind of hand in hand. Our kids are bound to hurt themselves once in a while and some kids more then others. If my kids are anything like me – if they have inherited the ‘clumsy’ gene from me then I really should just put them in bubble wrap now. Princess R is a bit on the clumsy side – she is not as coordinated as others because, well, she get’s that from me too. Kinda like having two left feet sometimes. I anticipate she will injure herself a bit – like falling when running and tripping on her own toes.
What I do not appreciate though is other people injuring her. Again, I know this happens and accidents happen and all that stuff – comes with childhood. What if though it seems to happen more then it should? Progressively getting worse?
Princess R was injured at school on Tuesday. A child ran into her while they were getting ready to go home. They smacked heads, she fell to the ground and tears started flowing. The boy – was fine. Princess R … well… look:
The whole half of her forehead is bruised up. It really honestly looked like someone had implanted a giant chicken egg under her skin. She also has a bruise on her knee from falling after being hit. We had to watch her for concussions over night and give her medicine for the killer headache that just didn’t seem to want to go away.
I felt terrible. This was the third time the same child ran into her. First time she was fine and it wasn’t bad. Second time she had a small bruise on the same spot she’s hurt now. This time … well … yeah. I am left wondering if this is being done on purpose? Who is watching the kids when this happens? Is she the only one who keeps getting hurt? And HOW can a child be running so quickly/so hard to cause this type of injury?
Still chatting with the school – her teacher wasn’t the one in the classroom at the time but hopefully I will be getting some answers and a lot of reassurance that this wont happen again.
Oh and before I got the call that she got hurt – I had just gotten off the phone with her teacher because Big P told me that a week ago they were making ‘pasta crafts’ at school…. Princess R was too… you know, just casually making crafts with GLUTEN. & have now discovered why she’s been crying in pain from headaches and stomach aches and eating enough for three kids.
Edited to add (December 22 @ 4:30pm): So I was told by Princess R’s teacher(s) today when I asked for more info on what happened on Tuesday that there are a lot of kindergarten students getting ready at the same time who get “silly” because they are “excited to go home”. Also that “this was an accident and bumps and bruises happen” … You know, i would buy that if this wasn’t the THIRD time the SAME kid ran into her head. Sounds like there’s some sort of “control of the kids” issue going on… sounds like a call to the principal…
Edited to add (January 18): We had a meeting with the principal of the school. It’s been cleared up that the child who ran into Princess R was not targeting her [I didn't really feel he was] and they are taking this very seriously. I was reassured that dismissal policies have been changed, the student and my daughter’s coats and backpacks are now on opposite ends of the room and an educational assistant will be in the classroom to assist the other child during this time. We have taken Princess R to the doctor as her ‘bump and bruise’ is still visible 3+ weeks later. I am convinced her skull has a fracture in it but they are reluctant to x-ray to confirm given she is so young and course of treatment will not vary if it is cracked. I am waiting a few weeks & will have her seen again.Share This Post: Tweet