Hands and house

Hands and house

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you have kids... PLEASE READ!!!!

   Ok..so we had a scare today. One of those "it could never happen to us" things.....please, please read this so that it won't happen to your kids.
    Georgia has become fascinated with clothes and wants to be picked up to peruse her closet each morning to decide what to wear (heaven help us in the teen years!). Today she picked out this sweet sweater that was mine when I was a child. It is bright pink and has drawstrings with adorable big pompoms on them. She was so proud toddling around the playground in her beautiful sweater!
     Today she finally got up the nerve to go down the slide, on my lap, but down the slide. She was having so much fun sliding and then cheering and clapping for herself at the bottom of her big plunge. Well, one of those times, we were halfway down and she began to scream...and for some reason we stopped sliding. I looked up and one of those pompoms was lodged in a crack at the top of the slide. I tried and tried to push up with my feet but my shoes just slid out from under me. I looked at Georgia and her face was starting to turn blue and I screamed for help. Another mom ran over and hoisted Georgia up while a kid un-wedged the pompom. I just held Georgia and cried.
   She is ok...she has a pretty good cut on her neck but one fighter spirit in her. Ten minutes after the "incident" she wanted to go down again...although she held tight onto her sweater (which I had turned wrong side out at that point).
   So...I guess I am writing this to say...cut those drawstrings off! It is not worth it...get rid of them!
 I think a glass of wine is in order tonight....

34 comments:

Renee said...

How awful for you! Scary....and a good reminder for all of us...parents and grandparents alike..Praise God she is okay..

Ann Trubey said...

Oh Shannon, how terrible...you watched your baby go blue so many times. Praise God it all turned out OK. Thanks for sharing and I'm so sorry you had to go through that.

Hugs to you,

Ann

Ginny said...

Girl I am going to drink one for you! Glad she is ok!

The Vinyards said...

That is scary! Hope you relaxed with your glass of wine.

Our Family said...

Ugghh!! What a scare! Sorry you had to go through that - but so glad your sweetie is OK!!!! Thanks for passing along the warning!

Shirlee McCoy said...

Oh my goodness! How scary! I'm so glad she's okay.

Miller Moments said...

Oh my goodness! So glad she is okay.

Randy and Staci said...

Thank you for sharing - I am so glad she is OK!

Kristina said...

Agggggghhhhh! I feel sorry for Georgia, but more sorry for you - you'll remember it a lot longer than she will! Glad it ended so well.

Gloria said...

So thankful God was there and you had help right there when you needed it! God does love you very much. So glad all is Ok. Those scares turn us gray too early! I love the pictures of your kids. Really adorable kids.

Love you!
Gloria

Kathy said...

That is so scary! I am so glad
she is ok. Thankful the Lord
had someone near to help you!

Rachel said...

OH my goodness! How scary!

Isn't it nuts how the most innocent things end up being in those fluke accidents?

I'm so glad you were able to get her unstuck - and so glad she is okay!

God Bless

TanyaLea said...

That's just awful! So glad you had help there to step in. How truly SCARY! But glad she is okay now. Yep...a lesson learned the hard way, but it could've been worse. Thank you Father for your angels that you've made charge over us and our precious children! <><

Hugs,
Tanya

Melinda said...

Oh Shannon, how scary! I am so glad that she is okay! Thanks for the reminder!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

So Sorry for that awful scare...I completely felt your scare b/c when my second daughter was about 3 and a half..I was sitting in our Cherokee jeep waiting for my husband..I had my newborn son in my lap..and Antoinette was looking out the window...all of a SUDDEN..the window started to go up and it literally was crushing her neck...DO NOT ask me how I did it..but I flung the door open(still not sure how my newborn did not get hurt) stood up and found the proper button to release the window. I was so nervous I could not think which button I needed to push to stop it..Anyway, when it was all said and done she had a purple line across her neck..
The fear...oh my the fear!!
I totally understand how you felt...SO glad Georgia is OK...

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

How scary for you both!! Thank God there was another Mom at the park to help you.

Glad everyone is okay and thanks for sharing this!

Gotta Getcha Back said...

WOW, so sorry to hear about this and I type through tears in my eyes...... you must have been beside yourself.

Thankfully, all worked out fine. Thank you for posting.

Shelley
new Mom to Baylon

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Oh Shannon this is so scary. I am glad all turned out OK. Thank you for sharing this experience with all of your readers. I will be cutting tonight for sure. Extra hugs from a fellow Jiangxi mom

Susan

looneytunes32 said...

How scary!! I'm so glad she's okay!!
I'll be checking Megan's sweaters and jackets tonight, for sure!

Mommy said...

Can you tell us what kind of drawstrings you mean? Like a string around the hook of a jacket...around the neck? Thank goodness she is OK and thank you for sharing!

Annie said...

Very scary!!!! So glad she is ok!!!!

Jewel said...

oh my goodness! Glad she is okay, but how scary. If you think about it so many things from our own childhoods were pretty unsafe:( Yep, definitely on that glass of wine...maybe 2;)

groovy mama said...

Holey bonkers girl...the things us mommies have to go through!

Hugs to you and baby girl....

enjoy the WINE, you deserve and give little one a choc. bar!

Donna
aka BBB on RQ

Brandi said...

OMG!!! That must have been so scary! So glad to hear she's not hurt or traumatized. Thanks for blogging about this....I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this.

Stacy Clark said...

Goodness. So glad she is fine. I'm having a glass of wine for you, too! :)Thanks for the reminder.(http://thissideoftheskies.blogspot.com)

Stacy Clark said...

Goodness. So glad she is fine. Thanks for reminding. I'm going to have a glass of wine, too! (http://thissideoftheskies.blogspot.com)

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

WOW! How scary that must have been for both of you! Its one of those things you don't think about until it happens. Thank God your sweetie is okay!!!

Love and Blessings,
Robin

Karen Dawkins said...

So sorry for you. Glad Georgia - and YOU - are okay. Same goes for tied shoes by the way... maybe not the neck, but they catch too.

Amazing our kids survive, isn't it?

HUGS

Sarah said...

One of those, in the blink of an eye, moments. Thanks for posting.

Janet said...

We had this happen in our community not too long ago. Unfortunately, the little girl (5) died. Good advice.

Naomi said...

I shall cut off the pompons and anything that dangles on my kids clothes from now on!! Thank you for the warning and I shall pray for Georgia that she soon forgets that she was "stuck"! Oh bless her heart!!!

Jeana said...

So glad that you were there, and able to help your daughter. Thanks for sharing the info with us, as a reminder.

Girly Girl Mommy said...

Praise God for Georgia's safety!
I remember reading a fw years ago about a recall on jackets with drawstrings and I immediately checked every piece we owned. Thank you for the message and reminder. Who knows how He might have used you and your posting about this awful experience to save another child.
BLessings,
Kelly

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