mob hit on mia

the superbly-coiffed criminal in the picture above is silvio from the sopranos--he was skulking around my house a few days ago because i am convinced that someone put a hit out on my baby. as you can see from the photos below, someone tried to strangle her with a piece of piano wire.


the day it happened



and the day after
really, she was playing on a chair (translation: standing UP ON TOP OF) next to the window. i told her to jump down because she was messing with the blinds. she jumped and next thing i knew she was crying the "hurt" cry--i comforted her and she didn't say anything until about 30 minutes later when she came in saying she was "bweeding" and she showed me her neck. honestly, it looks like she clotheslined herself, but i think it had something to do with the cord from the blinds. i don't have the old-fashioned kind that they have put warnings out about, but i guess a three-year old will always find the danger hidden in any everyday object. so so scary, though, and i am just grateful that it wasn't worse. i felt really bad, and it looks like it hurts like a mother. i keep thinking someone is gonna call child protective services on me. again. for the 4th time. (not really--i've only been reported twice.)

i did tell russ that it meant that we should take out all our blinds and put in the plantation shutters that i've been wanting forever. he didn't buy it. AT ALL.

6 comments:

R-Eight said...

poor baby!

Kami said...

Ouch! Poor little Mia, that stinks. :(

melissamarchant said...

Oh little Mia I am so sorry. That looks painful. Blinds really scare me. It happens so fast doesn't it? I swear kids somehow find the most dangerous item in the room in less than 30 seconds. Just today I took an excedrin out of Zachs mouth?? -still have no idea if he swallowed one. And a little boy I am babysitting today somehow found super glue and was sucking on it.

Mia said...

Awww poor kiddo. That stinks. I hope that she is feeling better.

Tiburon said...

Poor Mia - that looks painful!

Jill said...

JIll from Phx again, My son did the same thing a couple of years ago. He was trying to swing from the cord in his mouth. It made his mouth bleed and his neck looked the same as your poor little one. Scared me to death!!! I hate the blinds too. The doctor told me to put a big piece of furniture in front of the window so they cant get to the blinds. I put a huge dresser with a mirror in front of it. I hope we don't have a fire and can't escape out of the window. oh well!