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....