Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reflection on Reaction and Reflexes

Has anyone every noticed that your reflexes improve double fold when you became a parent?

Today i was sitting on the porch reading my book while the boys played in the yard and Sione' crawled around the porch. We do not have a proper gate yet and as of right now we have a storage container full of winter clothes and a footstool set side by side to keep little crawlers from tumbling down the 2 steps.

Well as i read my book i heard a little scratch noise and before i could even think about what i was doing i jumped up and managed to catch Sione' right before the footstool gave way and tumbled them both down the stairs. Apparently it did wonders for crawlers but standers not so much. When he tried to use it to pull himself up it started to slowly slip and thank God for my Mommy reflexes.

Another example would be a few weeks ago when i caught MJ right before he fell out of the trampoline. I was all the way across the lawn and saw it happening and ran. I didnt even think or have time to think for that matter. Not that it would have hurt him terrible but it would have probably knocked the breathe out of him.

So are your reflexes different since you have been a mom? Is it a mommy intuition thing?


Kat said...

Woohoo! That is some Supermommy stuff in action!

Mom24 said...

Great catch! I'd like to think I could catch my kids in similar situations, but I'm not so sure. I agree with Kat--Supermommy!

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

I may or may not have been the one who had to catch the baby from falling off of the couch. I also may or may not have been the reason that he was on the couch in the first place.

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