My husband is very very sensitive to pain. It’s ridiculous. He is constantly stubbing his toe (almost daily) cutting his finger… Banging his head. It’s crazy. Anyway, I have seen him get an evil look when our son accidentally hurts him. He’s 4. About a year ago my son was playing and ran over his foot and he threw my son down. He said it’s just a normal reflex. I told him to suck it up …but I let it go… And just said be more conscious of your “reflexes”.
Today my husband was stretching his leg on the bed. My son was bouncing around and he accidentally hit him in the groin. I saw it happen. My husband screamed so I turned around and then… With about a 3 second delay he kicked our son in the side. He had that angry look again. This time my son couldn’t even breathe (he’s not a crier). I picked him up and held him for a good 5 minutes as he tried to catch his breathe. My husband said it was his “reflex”…that he just “let go of his leg”. Now, I know the groin is a bad spot … But as usual… His bark was way bigger than the injury. He was fine. After he saw our son… He got up and walked over… He was not incapacitated. He did not seem to be hurt whatsoever. And that is common… I see my son come close to hitting him while dancing etc… And he will scream “owww”. To say he overreacts… Is an understatement.
Now his leg was right there while he was stretching… And he did just let it go… But something looked aggressive to me.
I consoled our son… Husband apologized and the day moved on… But I am just worried. Is that normal?