'Today, I almost killed my daughter'

By Pam Magwaza
05 May 2017

"Today, I almost killed my daughter. I feel sick even writing this..."

Blogger mom, Bec Crombie shared how her daughter almost was stabbed in the face with a 20 cm knife while she was in the kitchen cooking. The author of That Mum Wife Travel Life said she wouldn't wish the horrific experience on her worst enemy.

She wrote on her blog: "It was like any other regular afternoon of ours, which includes me in the kitchen prepping dinner with Nylah playing with cups and pots at my feet. "I had peeled and chopped the potatoes, placing them in the pot and the knife back on the board, when I took one step to the left to remove the husk from the corn."

This little wildflower. She definitely puts the WILD in flower - Oh my she's fiery. She is totally destined for great things - perhaps the next Adele (oh the things I'd spend my momager wage on?) because holy moly she can master a high pitched squeal like no other. This week at grocery shopping she was practising some notes (as any budding artist does) whilst at the check out. The young (male) cashier made some side ways remark about her squeal, which I didn't quite catch as I was too busy taking my phone off her (hence the squeal) but THANK GOD the dad behind me did because damn he shut that kid right down ?? So between DILF (nothing sexier than a heroic dad right?), myself and Nylah, I think we gave him a lesson in birth control that no sex ed class ever could. ? #dontbesillywrapyourwilly ?

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"As quickly as I had briefly stepped away, Nylah had stood up and grabbed the board from the bench. Which resulted in a 20 cm knife falling and narrowly missing stabbing her in the face."

Realising the damage the knife could have inflicted on her beloved child, she instantly felt ill.

"At the thought of the shoulda, coulda and wouldas, and how quick everything just happened, within the blink of an eye. Once the initial shock had passed, I began to cry, thinking of how lucky we were that she wasn’t even left with a scratch."

The mother of two used this experience to remind all parents to be more vigilant with their children.

She then shared stories of children who have drowned or been kidnapped or hurt, all under a parent's 'watchful eye', saying that these things are never the fault of the parent. "Truth is it can happen to you (we all pray and hope it doesn’t), these types of things happen to everyday people, every day. They are labelled ‘accidents’ for a reason, they are purely accidental, freak occurrences," she wrote. Bec then shared a few tips on how parents can better avoid accidents like this from happening to their children.

"I implore everyone to be so so careful and remain extra vigilant, but especially so in the kitchen, the bathtub (don’t leave any children unattended even for a split second, they can slip and hit their head, or worse, in the blink of an eye) in and around pools / lakes / dams / rivers / waterways and beaches, in carparks (I know it is hard, but I have a strict routine when getting the kids out of the car – I put Kruizes shoes on, close the door, go around and put Nylahs shoes on, get her out, then return to get Kruize out, ensuring to hold his hand the entire time we cross roads, walk along paths etc),"

The mother then advised all parents to hug their kids tighter tonight just to show them as much love as they possibly can.

Sources: Mirror UKThat Mum Wife Travel Life

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