So after Sunday School, I went to pick up Gideon from the nursery. One of the nursery workers told me that he had some small scratches on his face from one of the other kids. But she said he didn't cry for very long so that's why they didn't come and get me.
Somehow I think she was downplaying the damages to make me feel better. He has scratches from his eye all the way down the front of his face along his chin, down his neck and back behind his ear. (The picture really doesn't do it justice.) I don't know what child did this or what the adults were doing while said child was clawing my son's face off, but let's just say this has awakened some maternal instincts I didn't know I had. I think the reason they didn't come and get me when it happened is because they were afraid to. I mean seriously it looks so much worse in person than you can see in the pictures. There's no way this should have been allowed to happen. I understand that kids this young sometimes bite and hit and pinch and scratch, but what I take issue with is the adults. What were they doing while this was happening?