Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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The Run-Away Infant

I’m going to tell you a story that no one is to hold against me in the future, thank you very much. I’m also hoping that, in reading MY story, many out there are encouraged in their own parenting mistakes and that Grace won’t have to cash out her “therapy” savings for this one.

With that....

This week I took the girls to the zoo. It was a little chilly, but when the sun came out we were pretty comfortable and enjoyed ourselves. At one point, toward the end of our outing, Isabelle started to get a little restless. Since we were passing the rhino’s and the rhino was literally three or four feet from us, I stopped to try to distract her with the beast. We have a Sit ‘N Stand stroller and I picked her up out of the standing part to show her the animal.

In the meantime, my sweet little easy going Grace was sleeping soundly in her car seat, snuggled up in blankets and clicked into the same stroller. As we were enthralled in the animals a man called to me from a few feet away, “Ma’am?” I turned to see a guy pushing a stroller talking to me. Not anything unusual at the zoo, right? I asked, “Yes?” And he said…. “Uhhhh this rolled down the hill.” All of the sudden I got that moment of panic as I looked over and saw that MY stroller was gone along with my baby! Yep, Mr. Nice Guy had Grace at the bottom of the “hill.”

In my defense (again) it was ONLY a slight incline…and she was still sleeping peacefully!

And, with that, I believe my mom has been exonerated from the infamous event where she fell while carrying infant Isabelle down the street! Congratulations, Mom!

7 comments:

Leah M said...

Classic Danielle.. I'm laughing and just thinking of when I let Abigail roll off the bed. Hopefully I won't have a story to top this one, but I wouldn't be surprised.

The Polo Club said...

Mom is thrilled to know that you will never bring up that Isabelle story up again!! She has been exonerated! Congrats mom!! I am sure Gracie is none the worse for wear!! It was great seeing you Tuesday!! Give Isabelle and Grace a kiss for us.

drowninginblessing said...

Our jogging stroller has a convenient cord that you are supposed to wrap around your foot so that the baby stroller doesn't race away from the mommy. Of course, it is likely to trip the mom in the first three steps, but I'm sure it could've come in handy for Gracie!

Oma said...

I am glad I'm FINALLY redeemed from the "infamous accidental fall". I could happen to anyone!!! I sure am missing the girls...and counting down the days until you leave for India. Take care of the babies. We will sure miss you all!!!

Anonymous said...

daniell and conrad
i am not going to say a word about gracy's down hill stroll,that picture of her is so sweet,i miss them so much.so glad they are doing well at miss courtny's don't forget to give our love to the familey ,tell mr michael we are praying that God will give him many more good years.love and prayers gram

Peg said...

Thanks for sharing that funny story, Danielle! But - I hate to break it for you - don't think for a moment that no one is ever going to bring up that story and hold it against you ever again! Are you kidding?!?!?! Have you REALLY forgotton that this is the 'family that never forgets'? lol

Shanygne said...

wow... that's a pretty good one. I am sure we each have our own, but I seem to have forgotten them all at the moment! (hopefully the kids have too!)