So we had a little incident this weekend that I cannot get out of my head. A child at my Aunts house threw a toy at Kaiya's face. It hit her hard enough to leave a small bump and two little bruises above and below her eye. After this I kept a close eye on the other child and was scolded in front of everyone when I pushed him away when it appeared that he was going to step on her. I was embarrassed and angry about this and is making me second guess my decisions as a mom. Am I being over protective? Was I out of line for keeping danger from my child? I understand that yes they are going to get hurt and this is the first of many bruises, but if I can stop her from getting hurt should I not try? would the other mothers in the room that did the scolding and frowning of done the same if they were in my boat?
I wish babies came with instruction booklets.