I don't know what it is about 16 month old boys... but they can get into trouble in the blink of an eye. Here are just a two examples from a week in the life of Leo:
Tuesday: Mom was on the treadmill in the family room. Leo was playing in the same room, on the other side of the barrier mom made to keep him out. Leo decided to break through the barrier (which he has never done before), and in a split second was climbing onto the back of the moving treadmill. He planted one hand on it and was instantly spun backwards, doing a faceplant on the moving belt as we went down. Result: Raspberry on the end of his nose, and a big fat lip.
Saturday: Leo scratched himself when he was playing, with an unknown object. Result: Scab on the side of his nose.
Sunday: Leo was playing in nursery at church. He tripped and hit his lip on the back of a kiddie chair. Result: Lip cut open from one of his teeth, and LOTS of blood. Mom and nursery leaders very freaked out.
Needless to say, I felt like a horrible mom most of the week... I hope I can keep Leo alive until his next birthday. Should I keep a football helmet on him, or what?
In our 12 years of wedded bliss, "Always an Adventure" has become our mantra. It's helped us laugh at whatever 'adventures' have come our way: lost luggage and missed flights, home renovations, final exams, art shows, thesis writing, infertility and adoption, long commutes, and 5 moves to 4 states. And the adventure continues...