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#1 zande

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

I run the uniform shop at our school, as a volunteer in my own time. We are having a clearance sale atm and I spent the afternoon filling orders and delivering stock to classrooms.

In my DD's classroom, after I had made my delivery, I was walking out of the classroom past a large table where some kids were colouring in. I had my head turned waving at my DD, so yes, not looking exactly where I was going, and as I was walking past a child sitting in a chair, she pushed her chair back so I tripped over the child in the chair and we all went down in a heap. The child was not injured, I took most of the brunt of the fall. Child was upset obviously, but I and the teacher sat with her, and she was definitely not injured, just had a fright I think. I know this child well, she is a friend of my DDs and I do roster in the class all the time, and I had just had this child at our home for my DD's birthday this week. When I picked up my DD at the end of the day (this happened about a half hour before school end), she was happy and fine.

I am assuming the teacher will have told the parent (as she should), if you were the parent would you be p*ssed off at me?  unsure.gif  I feel terrible, it was a total accident, one of those things, thankful that the child wasn't injured.

I am just wondering how the parent might feel?

#2 bakesgirls

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

It was an accident. There's nothing to get angry about. No one was injured and it could have happened to anyone.

#3 Fanny McPhail

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

I wouldn't be angry in the slightest sounds like an accident. I would probably be more concerned about whether you were ok.

Are you ok? Bruised?

#4 BadCat

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

I'd be fine with it.

#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

It wouldn't upset me no, sh*t happens.

If a parent were upset by it then I would hazard a guess that they have a screw (or 10) loose.

The teacher probably won't mention it, they don't have time to report every mishap to parents.

If you are worried about it, simply say to the parent next time you see them 'oh did X tell you I accidentally tripped over them the other day?' and take it from there, that way in the case of screw(s) loose, they won't be able to accuse you of hiding it.

Edited by Jemstar, 08 November 2012 - 06:02 PM.

#6 Glowworm80

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

Nope, not at all. Accidents happen and I would just be happy that both of you were ok. I wouldn't worry about it all.

#7 namie

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

It wouldn't bother me at all.

#8 Broxie

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I'd probably have a bit of a giggle at your clumsiness (sorry OP) but wouldn't be angry.

#9 Liadan

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Nope, accidents happen.

But this is EB, so wait for the thread from the angry mother...

#10 Fluster

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

No, and I wouldn't be upset even if my child was hurt.  These things happen.  Hope you're not too bruised OP.

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Glad you are both ok. I wouldn't have time or energy to be mad at you for a little accident like that!

#12 zande

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Thanks all, feel relieved. Yes Broxie it was very clumsy LOL! I was mortified that I'd done such a spectacular stack in front of all the teachers and kids  blush.gif   Will teach me to have lunch (I'd been in the uniform shop all afternoon without having had lunch) and to slow down a bit!

#13 Starrydawn

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

It would barely be worth mentioning let alone get angry about.

#14 starfire

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I wouldn't be too upset about it - you obviously checked on the child and ensured the child was ok before going off on your merry way. It does happen and there were no injuries so there's nothing to be too concerned about.

I hope you are not too sore and bruised from your little fall though! Ouch!

#15 Bob-the-skull

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

i know how much my kids end up getting under my feet and sending me flying... i would probably be more worried about you than being angry!

#16 mmk

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

Nope!  Not at all.  Whether you were the uniform lady, a helper mum, the teacher, or just some random that walked through the room.  Accidents happen, and that's exactly what it was.  I wouldn't even consider thinking "the stupid lady should be looking where she was going" or something similar, so please try not to worry about it.  If she does, then she's the one with the problem  wink.gif

#17 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Are you OK, you poor thing?

I can't see what anyone would have to be angry at you about.

#18 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Wouldn't bother me in the slightest, DS1 has been kicked in the face during play time, and I didn't bat an eyelid at that either, kids are kids, and accidents happen.

#19 katrina24

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Absolutely not OP - I would also not be upset if my child had been injured.  You did not intentionally harm her, you were not engaging in reckless behaviour and you were in no way inappropriate (from your description).  When my DD was in preschool another mum accidentally hit my DD in the face hard enough to bust her lip and make it bleed - I was not at all upset.

#20 protart roflcoptor

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I think your DD will be the one needing life time therapy at the embarrassment of her mum stacking it in front of her whole class  tongue.gif

Kidding. Nah, an accident, I wouldn't worry if you and the child are ok.

#21 Cath42

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I wouldn't be upset at all. It was an accident. In fact, I'd probably say to my daughter (nicely), "Next time, make sure nobody's walking past you when you push your chair out.".  original.gif

#22 zande

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

I think your DD will be the one needing life time therapy at the embarrassment of her mum stacking it in front of her whole class

This made me laugh!!!!! I agree! I was soooooo embarrassed!

#23 Awesome101

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Gosh no. At my child's school I'm not told if my DD gets a fright or is upset, I only hear about it if DD feels like telling me. It was an accident and any reasonable person will be fine with it.

#24 Propaganda

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

I would probably use it as a time to remind my child why it's important to look behind you before moving backwards.

I wouldn't be angry at you at all.

#25 Therese

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

I wouldn't be angry at all. It was an accident.

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