Like many babies, Chunky Monkey enjoys his pacifier. He also seems to enjoy spitting his pacifier out. Because of this, we snagged a few pacifier clips. Chunky Monkey can spit out his pacifier, and Mommy and Daddy don't have to go scrambling to find the thing, or worse yet, lose it all together (no bueno when we're out and about and pacifier-less).
One of our pacifier clips is a real bugger to open and close. I'm talking, use-all-of-your-muscles-tear-some-skin-from-your-finger tough. Said clip is pictured above. To get the clip opened or closed is challenging, but once attached to Chunky Monkey's shirt it becomes a permanent fixture. When that puppy snaps shut it's ON.
See those nasty little teeth on the clip? This mommy thought she'd gotten Chunky Monkey's shirt pulled far enough away from his skin prior to clipping (do you see where this is headed??). Not so much. The clip snapped shut and my little man's eyes flew wide open, tears IMMEDIATELY formed, and he let out the most heart-wrenching cry/scream (even worse than when he had his vaccination shots).
My stomach instantly flew into my throat. I couldn't believe I'd just inflicted so much pain on my precious little boy. :(
A little red welt quickly formed.
My monkey and I spent a good portion of the afternoon snuggling after the clipping.
I'm having a tough time getting over the incident. Words cannot express how terrible I felt/feel. Lucky for me, Chunky Monkey was quick to forgive and forget...
|Later that day my big guy was flashing me all sorts of smiles.|
Most days I think I'm doing a pretty good job at being a mommy. However, on this particular day Chunky Monkey probably wouldn't have nominated me for Mommy of the Year.