Re: I feel horrible
Stegen, you're bound to feel guilty. You are..., but it's just one of life's random events.
I used to hate the occasions of taking my children into casualty with injuries, all perfectly normal in growing up, both because you feel guilty as a parent anyway and because the staff would have to question the child to make sure the injuries weren't the result of abuse. One time my elder boy threw a brick in the back garden and hit my daughter on the head while they were playing. On being asked for the second time about how the incident happened, she said: "It was my stupid brother who thought he could throw a brick at next door's cat but wasn't strong enough to get past my head. Can I have an aspirin now?"