Course, I heard it first from my mom. But, no, I knew better. "I have to get some things for dinner and for the weekend," I said.
Well, folks, you'll either end up with way more in your cart than you planned on, or a two-year-old with a concussion.
Despite what you're thinking right now, it wasn't my fault (besides disregarding those warning signs on the shopping cart). I just put M in the cart, turned toward the crackers for about 2 seconds, then turned back to see her falling flat on her back and smacking her head on the floor.
To make a long story short, she couldn't walk, threw up a couple of times, and was pretty disoriented. The biggest concern with a concussion (after the initial scare of cracked scalp or bleeding in the brain) is re-injury. If she gets a second concussion before this one is healed (4-5 weeks), it can mean pretty scary business.
So, M is basically on bed rest/house arrest for a while. Poor girl.