This was the next thing I saw:
She had been playing with her oversized baseball bat when she saw an opportunity she just couldn't pass up. I was crouched down on the ground, trying to photograph her.
"HEAD!" was all I heard when she ran at me.
Next thing I know it's a tangle of toddler, large plastic weapon. my head, and obviously very dull defences.
I'm afraid I might have flashbacks. Oh yes, that's how traumatic it was.
Though also apparently incredibly humorous to a toddler.
After a few more head-bashings, lame deflections, and no success with distraction tactics, the bat was taken away by me and placed behind a closed door.
Soon it melted down to crying.
Bat. B-b-b-b-a-a-a-t-t (said with extremely sad voice). B-b-b-a-t.
SB suggested he could try to show her how to play with the bat in a more civilized way.
I wished him luck, double checked our insurance policy and decided to finish the laundry.
While collecting stuff together to go the laundry room, Bumper came trooping down the hallway with the (very oversized and scary looking) bat and happiness in her step.
She came to a full stop in the living room and held out her bat.
SB suggested she find a ball so they could play with the bat.
Instead of searching for a ball, Bumper turned to me, put the bat up with her arms out straight and yelled "HEAD!" - all while headed my way.
That bat is going to get "lost" tonight, right to the back of the closet.
I blame two things: too many Sopranos marathons while pregnant and SB. She obviously inherited his amazing baseball skills because she never missed when attacking me today.
I have lumps to prove it.
I'm putting together a page for the tattoo post which I hope to have it up by the end of this week. There are some great stories out there so keep on telling, and commenting. Thank you.
Oh and I'm still talking about the my Swedish fetish, IKEA, over at eco-trippin'.
And last but not least (drumroll please...):
The results of the vote are in - go read all about it over at Blog Hers ACT Canada - head on over and read the action plan. Go on now, GO!
go on now - or I'll bat ya'