the downside of rejecting the bumper bonnet

Our friends John and Lisa have quite the funny blog, and recently they posted some odd products for children that were pretty humorous.

Anyway, I don’t have plans to adorn my children’s feet with the remains of Chewie, and am only occasionally tempted to use any sort of cage in my parenting. However, I must admit that the first thought that popped into my head when I saw the Bumper Bonnet was, “Hey! Maybe that could keep Cal from looking like an abused child all the time!”

Cut to some recent photographic evidence…

First, he was accidentally “nudged” into a cabinet during dinner rush one night. That is how you end up with such perfectly straight bruising. Nice, huh?

Not more than 12 hours later, Cal was a pillow fight victim (if you can be a victim in something you instigated) that ended with his eye meeting the edge of our coffee table. This resulted not just in bruising, but bleeding as well.

I don’t have pictures of the MOST recent injury, which was another (I think this is the twelfth?) split lip. There was more blood than I have ever seen come out of one of my children. I’m trying to act like it never happened. I hope that Cal is remembering that it’s not a great idea to stand on the arm of the couch when you have a 104.5 degree fever.

Anyway, after thinking about this lovely, ultra-cool Bumper Bonnet, I realized that maybe I will appreciate these head injuries as an explanation for things that Cal does. Or wears. Perhaps things like this?

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4 Responses to the downside of rejecting the bumper bonnet

  1. brooke t. higgins says:

    a. Could he be more adorable? My sister in law makes cuter things than yours does.

    b. When IS a good time to stand on the arm of the couch?

    c. Put him in some dirty clothes and just tell people you forgot to wash him for a week or so. They’ll just think the bruises are dirt. (You should always solicit parenting advice from the childless. They have the best ideas.)

  2. Leila says:

    So…with the legacy of my husband (which is still growing, mind you), should I register for one of those?

  3. bean says:


    Uh, yeah, actually…and maybe a few extra to pass out to playmates? :)


  4. AndyB says:

    Hey Mo, You better watch it, my kid is only 25 weeks away and he/she is coming head first!

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