Do you beat your children?

7:37 am
kids, nursery

Nah – me neither (before you start googling ‘social services’), though I must admit that sometimes with all the child protection policies that exist, it might look like I do.

Following on from the accident form post, there’s another form. One I really dread. The pre-existing injury form. Or as I laughingly refer to it, the ‘I beat my children’ form.

This is the one you have to complete if you send your child to nursery with a visible injury – be it bruise, scratch or plaster cast. If you’re a parent of active children, you can imagine how many volumes of these I must have completed!

I know it’s to protect the nursery staff from any accusations and, more importantly, to help identify any children who may be suffering abuse, but I still feel like evil-mum-who-doesn’t-watch-her-children-properly when I have to complete one :-S

Case in point at the weekend where N1S was enjoying some vigorous see-sawing  (and associated falling off onto the grass, which was all part of the fun).  You just know where this one is going…….at least it was just a bruise rather than a plaster cast on this occasion!

2 Responses
  1. Lisa :

    Date: May 9, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    What a delightful read – even though I am not a mum, I take delight in how others manage a working life combined with kids. I feel there is a novel in you somewhere! Only thing is your other child – is he always going to be known as Number 2?

  2. FizzyBee :

    Date: May 23, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the comment. With toilet training underway, based on this weekend’s performance, number 2 seems to be quite apt… 🙂

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