Friday, July 10, 2009

Why do I torture myself?

there was a 8 yr old boy in my area that had an outdoor fireplace fall on him this week.
He has severe head trauma.
I read about it at our news stations website. They mentioned that the family had a blog but didn't give the addy. One simple google search and it was the #1 result. There are pics of him, pics of his family, with his friends, playing T-ball......he is a real kid.
*I* have an 8 yr old (almost, in 2 mos) why would I even go look at this. I now sit at work fighting tears with this huge lump in my throat. And I will go back to that site for updates.



~~Mel~~ said... sad. I do the's like a 'trainwreck' I can't turn away from...and yes this one hits very close to home.

Lisha said...

I do similar stuff to myself as well. WE can't help it cuz we are moms. We want to know what to look for, how to protect, and learn from others. Today I was at Kmart waiting for my Hubby to come out and a woman stood and screamed at her kids. She told her little boy (about my son's age) to get the F*** out of the car. I sat and cried in my car wishing I could take that little boy home and love him the way he deserves. Not to be screamed at and treated like that. We are sad for the kids, for the parents of the children who are hurt, etc. Its only natural. I think. :) Just squeeze your child a little harder tonight!

Jen said...

I get it, I do it too - my hubby doesn't understand why I am compelled to read horrible stuff that happens to kids. Maybe it helps us to remember to be so grateful for what we have? Who knows. Hope that little boy recovers.

Anonymous said...

That poor child.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. That is just horrible.

I did the same thing when I was pregnant. I would read about these things, but I just couldn't help it. I think, in a way, I was trying to prep myself mentally just in case.