She sits up now- and after sitting for awhile she starts to get tired. She had just plopped over and was lying on her back. I had stopped taking pictures and was just talking to her- when Ike walked over and started talking to her with me. I never looked up at him so I had no idea he had a weapon.
Long story short- she was totally fine. Kent called about 10 minutes later (he'd been with a patient but saw that I called a gazillion times) and had me check some things. She'd calmed down pretty fast, ate, was talking to me, and smiling.
All of the other kiddos on the other hand were traumatized! I went upstairs to find 2 of the 3 boys crying. I told them I wasn't mad at any of them and that they had done nothing wrong- I was just really worried about Metta. Zeb kept crying and through his tears sobbed: "well, I'm worried about Ike! you hurt his feelings, mom!". I guess that's a pretty good best friend.
Zeb was mostly worried because Ike got put on time out for an HOUR. It may sound pretty harsh- but I had warned ALL four boys that I didn't want them playing with the bat. I had hidden it under the couch (one of the boys brought it over) and told them all SEVERAL times that if it came out and ANYone got hurt by it- there would be a ONE HOUR timeout punishment. Ike sat there for an hour and barely budged. At thirty minutes he asked if time was up- and then sat there another 30. He knew I was serious and pretty stinking upset.
He really is a good little boy and obviously did not mean to drop the bat on metta's head! Today was his first day of preschool! we are doing another friend co-op. He LOVED it. Every minute of it. And several times today has told me that he will not drop a bat on anyone's head.
It was so weird to go to the gym with only one kiddo today!!
This is one of my favorite of her outfits. The stripes. the polka dots. and the teal headband. dressing a girl is a lot more fun than dressing boys!