Momentary lapse!


It only makes sense that I write about the trip I am at and what all I did today and I was going to, but unfortunately something so shocking just happened right in front of my eyes that I cannot possibly think about my day. We were having our dinner and there was also this other group at the hotel, dining besides us. It was a huge group with adults and kids, talking and eating. All normal things you’d expect at a resorts restaurant, ladies were talking and kids were running around and playing with torches. Suddenly, we saw someone from their table run across our table and towards the stairs. After that we heard people shouting and running, to get out of the dining room. I thought a snake or some animal has come in because we were near to the beach so I stood up and went towards the group to ask what is wrong, in the meanwhile I saw a lady shout one name, again and again, and she dashed towards the stairs. It was then we got to know that one of the kids has fallen down from the dining area which was almost at 25 feet. I rushed towards the corner where he fell and asked all other kids to move aside so they are safe. From top, I could see the kid lying on the grass. There was no noise from the kid, not during the fall, neither after it. I was really scared. I saw his mom and dad reach him, his mom calling his name the entire time she was running. When he was picked from the floor by his dad, only then did start crying. He was probably silent due to the shock from the fall. I was so relieved to hear him cry, I cannot express. His mouth had cuts and his parents are doctors so they were checking him, local hospital was called to inform a kid will be brought in and in sometime they took him away. During the time they were checking him, he did not stop crying for even one minute and my heart was sinking more and more at the delay they were doing taking him to the hospital. Finally, they did leave and now we will know the update on his health in morning. There was a huge tree which obstructed the direct fall and also he fell on the grass side instead of cement, so we are hoping he is alright except for some minor injuries.

Once we left the dining room, we asked the manager on what exactly happened. None of the adults saw what happened but one kid did. In this chaos of dinner what no one noticed was how this 4 or 5 year old kid, who was also playing with a torch, had moved towards the parapet while playing. The torch rolled a little towards the edge of the parapet and the kid got on the parapet to hold the torch, instead of getting a hold of it he ended up rolling it to the edge and the torch fell. The kid probably did not realize there is no wall and in his reach for the torch, also fell. Sounds like fiction, I wish it was.

What has stuck with me in all this is, how the mom must have realized the kid is not crying after the fall and those few minutes where she realized her kid was missing and until he cried must have been so darn hard. Each second seeming like an eternity, with the fate of the most precious part of her life unknown. No one should have to face that. To me, a complete stranger, it was such a sad and traumatic experience. I cannot imagine what she felt, I don’t even want to. It seemed like the worst experience one can get as a parent, not sure if I would ever want to be one after what happened.

30 thoughts on “Momentary lapse!

  1. I am really shocked after reading this!! While reading the line that the kid did not cry, I was just praying that everything was alright. It was a bad incidence. I hope everyone stays safe and happy and can enjoy their vacations well. πŸ₯Ί

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    • Yes, it was traumatic for us even when we are not related to the kid so cannot imagine the plight of parents. He is okay so let’s just pray he recovers soon πŸ™


  2. This is sick!πŸ’”πŸ’” I could imagine the pain that mother went through like her heart skipped a beat!😯😯 Thankfully the kid didn’t fell on the cement. Hope he is getting better….

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    • Yes, it was really very scary!! The mother was shouting his name until she reached him 😦 it was really sad. He has injuries but he will be okay so we can just be positive now! πŸ˜‡


  3. My god…this was understandably traumatic for you..hope the child does not have any serious injuries and hope the parents are a little more cautious about their little ones. πŸ˜”

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  4. Ohhh my God!!! This was horrific 😒 reading that the kid went silent, my heart sank a little!!! So relieved to know he was kind of okay !!! Hope he is healthy πŸ™ ❀

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    • I could not breathe until he cried. It was so frightening and to see the mother running and worried. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, ever. He will be okay πŸ’«


  5. OMG! In spite of the accident, that little child had more than his share of good luck and hopefully escaped with external injuries only. It must have been so traumatic for you to see this.

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  6. Omg. That must have been traumatizing indeed. I don’t even know the kid or his family and still my heart started racing! 25 feet!!! I can’t even imagine what his parents would have gone through in those moments, especially when he was silent. Omg. Very shocking indeed. He was extremely lucky that there were tree branches and grass to break his fall. I hope that he’s alright. Do keep us posted.

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  7. one can not and must not take their eyes off their children. to be distracted for even the shortest of time, will lead to a disaster. one hopes the child will be fine but it may take awhile for the parents to recover. a lesson to learn in this write…

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