(side note: just realizing now, that when this happened, you never actually saw Batman's fist connect with anyone. Too much violence for TV in the 70's? Man, those were the days...)
Anyhow, these are the sounds we are hearing in and around our house lately.
When Miss T was getting ready to start walking, everyone warned me...
"Watch out, she's going to be into everything"
"She's never going to stop!"
What they failed to warn me about was the transformation into a walking disaster that she's become. She's still only taking a few tentative steps on her own here and there, but the girl has the courage of a lion! She has no fear in ripping her hand out of mine when we're walking down the sidewalk. But that's when we hear "THUD.... WHAH!"
Poor little girl, if only the "other guy" looked worse! And I'm not sure which is worse, the thud of her skull hitting the cement, the ear piercing cries, or the silence in between while you wait for the cries. Just an FYI, the longer the silence, the louder the cry!
The other part of this is yet another layer of Mommy Guilt. Because, of course, it's my failure to protect her and keep her from getting hurt. And now I have a constant reminder of my failures everytime I look at this sweet face.
At least she keeps going. The picture below is a little blurry because when I focused the camera, she was steadily holding onto the table. Then without warning, she started charging me. I barely got the camera down before she lunged and I had to catch her!