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I went to dinner tonight with my little one who will be 2 next month. He doesn't usually like vegtables but wanted to try some broccolli. He took a bite and made a bad face and spit it out. I wanted to show him that it was yummy and asked for a bite and when he held it out he had one finger straight, and I accidentally bit his finger. I felt so bad<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: He was fine but he wouldn't let me kiss it. I hope he doesn't have nightmares. He probably won't want to try broccolli again. Please tell me these things happen and some other mommas have done something like this too.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Yes, things like this happen. I step on someone's toes at least once a day. I think they are in one spot and they move on me!<br><br>
My worst moment- I knocked my newborn on the head with the phone, while we were still in the hospital. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Not hard, not even hard enough to wake her, but still.
 

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I laid down, exhausted, with my newborn on the couch, when he was just a week old. I started to fall asleep and my arm went slack... and my precious baby rolled out of my arms to the floor!<br><br>
Yes, yes, yes, it happens to everyone!<br><br>
My high school theology teacher once jokingly told our class, "Here's a good way to find out if your parents are liars: ask them if they ever accidentally dropped you on the floor when you were a child. If they answer, 'No,' then they're lying."
 

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Oh man, stuff like that has happened so many times. Knocked a kid into the doorway while carrying them, stepped on their toes, bonking their heads while getting them in and out of the car, etc. Just the other day I was trying to remove ds2's hand from pinching my arm too hard, but I kind of missed and instead accidentally smacked him in the face. Not hard, but it almost seemed like I was trying to hit him in the face to punish him for pinching me. I felt so bad!<br><br>
I remember one time finally getting ds1 to sleep (it was HORRIBLE getting him to sleep when he was a baby), and as I was getting up I smacked his head with my elbow. He of course woke up.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I did the exact thing to my dd about a month ago, only it was with a french fry instead of broccoli <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: She cried and my dh glared at me b/c I was suppose to be on a diet and not eating fried foods! I felt so bad! But, after a few minutes, she was fine and very happily finished her fries, without sharing anymore with Mommy!
 

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My mom accidently slammed my younger sister's hand in the car door when she was about 5. Talk about feeling bad! Her hand was black & blue & her fingernails eventually fell off, etc. (they grew back). My sister worshipped my mom -- and still rode in cars with her! Don't worry. Maybe make a joke of it to him, something involving "silly mommy" (my DD loves that phrase).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> You are not alone. It happens. I accidentally bit my dd's finger too in a feeding incident. It was probably around a month ago, and honestly I can't remember what it was she was trying to feed me. But I remember how she cried and what her little finger looked like. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> No broken skin thank God, but it was nice and red with some teeth marks. I was worried she would be afraid of me or of trying to feed me and her dad again. However, I think she was absolutely fine after a couple of minutes, and the whole thing freaked me out way more than it freaked her out. I am sure your ds will be just fine and will not have nightmares about broccoli or mama becuase of this.
 

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nak<br>
it's o.k, I dropped a carton of rice milk on my dd's <i>head</i> yesterday! She was in her stroller in the grocery store. She screamed for about 2 minutes and I got some real sideways looks. I asked someone "What? You never dropped a carton of milk on your kids head before?"<br>
egad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am constantly running into dd and knocking her down.<br><br>
When my sister was a kid, my mom closed the garage door on her back. And when I was a kid, my mom rolled my hand up in the car window (I was outside of the car) and took off driving.<br><br>
Moms do these things.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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You are so not alone, as you can see from all the pp's. I always get that feeling you described - that she's not going to forgive me. I can barely forgive myself, even for the little things that she forgets about after 30 seconds or doesn't even bother to cry about. One time I was pulling her in her wagon down the driveway, and we got going too fast so I pulled the handle back to try to slow it down and it capsized, and she fell straight back and hit her head on the concrete. God, it's hard to even type that. She wasn't hurt bad, didn't even get a bump or anything, but I felt this overwhelming sadness when she cried and I was afraid she wouldn't want to ride in the wagon anymore. A few minutes later she was clambering back into it with a smile on her face, but I'll never forget it. I know how you feel.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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You are not alone and these things happen to everyone I know... whether they let their kids roll off of the bed or dropped them or ran them into a wall or whatnot... it's accidental but fortunately the kids are so resilient. Don't beat yourself up!!!
 

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Just slammed my 3 year old's hand in the new minivan door. Still feel sick thinking of it. I cried more than she did. CANd I couldn't sleep that night. I also took her to a petting farm where the donkey bit her finger. My husband tipped the stroller and my 3 week old DD feel out.<br><br>
They still love us! (I think...)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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That's funny! my DD rolled herself off the couch at 4 weeks of age. Yes, I know they're not supposed to be able to roll at 4 weeks, but she did! I was mortified!
 

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Thanks for everyones replies, it makes me feel so much better. He hasn't tried to feed me again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I guess it is just one of the many mommy mistakes I will make.
 

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The other day DH was snipping DD's fingernails, and accidentally snipped her pinky -- big time. There was blood EVERYWHERE. She cried, but not really that much -- DH was actually more shaken up than she was!!!<br><br>
A few hours later I finished snipping her nails and she wasn't freaked out or anything by the nail clipper.<br><br>
I guess the little ones are more resilient than we think sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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A few months ago, dd's zipper was stuck about half way up on her winter coat. I started pulling up and down, tugging around to try to unstick it. On an up tug, the zipper slipped out of my fingers. DD was looking down watching me and I bonked her right in the nose. Pretty hard too. It happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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