Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Interesting weekend.

Or also known as 'Yet another trip to the Urgent Care.'

There is my B girl on Friday, all knocked out (not really, just sleepy.) She was awake the whole time. As a matter of fact, she didn't so much as whimper. Only when she couldn't open her eyes and look around at what was going on was she upset. Luckily that didn't last long. We really lucked out that they could use glue here instead of stitches. The stitching process would have taken a lot longer and been much scarier for her. Annah took it all in stride. Afterward she asked for what else, Pancakes for dinner! So we obliged. 
You might wonder just how this laceration occurred in such an odd place. You'd be right to wonder. I watched the entire event unfold and I'm still shaking my head wondering right along with ya. The cut was from a slide. There were no other children on the slide and it was not a metal slide. It was not even an outdoor slide. This was a special slide. It is covered every single inch of it, in FOAM. YUP. Go figure.
If there is any one single thing that my children have taught me it is this fact:
Confucius say - There is no rhyme or reason to the odd things that children can do.
or maybe it is this....
Just when you think the toy is safe the kids will prove you wrong!
Ah, Mark Twain got it right - 'My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.'

And here is Annah a few days later sporting the now less swollen black eye, with purple glue and a great big smile.

She's healing well and happy. She says she looks weird but other than a little bruising it'll be gone by this weekend most likely. I may have a few new gray hairs, but you can add that to the tally.

Because we got to play with glue stitches we didn't get to play outside much this weekend, so we hung out inside and rented a few movies and had popcorn. Speaking of popcorn, tomorrow Troy gets his braces back on. His hearing aids are on the back burner unless the spectrum falls farther for now as they won't do too much good in the classroom setting for him. It looks like we'll talk more about Annah's hearing aids in January when she goes back to the Otolaryngologist and the Audiologist. She will probably have them before school next year but I don't know if they will have them fitted before that. It seems a waste to fit them over the summer only to have them refitted just at school time again. Then again if she needs them, she needs them I will find a way to pay one way or the other. Surely they take payment plans for that. It's not like it's elective, right? Ah well. Wait and see I suppose.

'Till next time!



  1. When my daughter was (very) young, she fell on the concrete porch and gave herself a black eye. I was horrified! But she was so proud of it!

  2. Love,love,love the glue! My son has been glued a few times.