Today I fucked up by playfully setting a cardboard box on my toddler son's head.
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This was actually last Friday, but it's had lasting effects. My son (1.5 years) was exceptionally grumpy that evening. Everything I did was wrong or pissed him off or caused a giant meltdown.
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Today I fucked up by playfully setting a cardboard box on my toddler son's head.

by perhapsy

This was actually last Friday, but it's had lasting effects.

My son (1.5 years) was exceptionally grumpy that evening. Everything I did was wrong or pissed him off or caused a giant meltdown.

About an hour before bedtime, he was playing with a small cardboard box he's had for awhile. He kept handing it to me, and I was sick of him doing so, so I playfully set the box on his head.

He immediately grabbed it, screamed "NO!!!!" and threw the box off his head, hitting my face. The corner of the box hit right below my eye, and it immediately swelled shut and turned blue/purple.

I swear I was blind for a few minutes.

The next day we were scheduled to have family pictures. By then it had turned a lovely shade of dark purple and maroon. Thank goodness for photoshop.

Sunday was our anniversary, which it had then turned completely black, and I kept getting funny looks from every stranger I came in contact with.

I constantly felt the need to explain that my black eye was from my son, not my husband. But isn't that horrible?

And tomorrow, I have to attend my husband's big fancy gala party for work, and this black eye has STILL not subsided.

Good times. Toddlers are the best.

Edit: words.

Edit 2: Thanks for all the awesome replies, folks.. especially the makeup tips! But the amount of people telling me to beat my child for what he did is a little disturbing.

He's one step up from a baby. He didn't throw the box at me to purposely hurt me. He just didn't want it on his head.

Edit 3: I'm a mom.

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