07-01-2010, 08:03 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Re: Randall Cunningham's 2-year-old son drowns in family hot tub
Originally Posted by JoeRedskin
I second all the stories of kids getting into stuff, getting out of secure places, or just plain getting into trouble even when supervised. As a parent, you just can't child-proof the world. It takes just a moment - even with things you think are routinely okay.
About a week ago my son (7) was going down the steps - long, narrowish stairwell, hard wooden steps, does it every morning. That morning he is in front of me, chatting away, joking with me, and missteps on the top step. He is three feet away, just out of reach and, as if in a bad dream, I watch him tumble (literally) down the steps in slow motion, banging his head, going at crazy angles before coming to a rest at the bottom. He came out of it scared, shaken up but with only a couple bruises. Scared the living crap out of me!
The death of child is about the most traumatic thing that can happen to a couple. For their sake, I hope Randle and his wife find the strength to deal with this together.
Scary! Glad to hear he came out basically safe!