When one of your kids takes a fall, when you hear that sickening “thud”, it’s almost a comfort when they start to cry. But when your child is only two and landed on their head, a trip to the hospital is always a wise move.
Radio host Michael “Wippa” Wipfli has described how his two-year-old son Ted felt dazed after falling on his head, prompting he and wife Lisa to drive him to the local children’s hospital.
Wippa told co-host Ryan Fitzgerald on their Nova 96.9 breakfast show “Fitzy & Wippa” how Ted had fallen on the stairs during a night he described as a “shocker”.
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“So I’m upstairs with Jack. We’ve just had a bath. This was after dinner last night. And all of a sudden I hear this thud. And I’m thinking, Please don’t be a human. Don’t let that noise be a human. And then I hear tears.”
“Ted has fallen a metre off the edge of the stairs.”
Wippa said there’s a platform in his home that he built onto the stairs to protect the kids from falling but it wasn’t in place.
“But the thing is at that age – he’s two – he’s got no fear. So if there’s stairs he’ll just run at a hundred miles an hour and forget the stairs are there. Like there’s just no stopping him. He’s completely mad.”
No wonder Wippa regularly describes being a parent of two young children like “trying to stop a couple of monkeys killing themselves”.