Yes. Seriously. She wanted gummy bears and slipped on her step stool when she reached, lost her footing and wacked her head on the side of the counter top. You don’t even want to know what came out of my mouth! Actually it was safe, I think it went like Holy Son Of A Nutcracker or something fairly PG rated.
Blood everywhere, screaming baby, a desperately-trying-not-to-lose-it mum. About 30 seconds after it happened I had the bleeding under control and Adam rolled onto the driveway. Off to the the doctors office (a better call than the ER…I think we would still be there). I had 8 mins to get from Telfair on Lady’s Island to the traffic lights at Beaufort Memorial…and, I made it! On our rushed way there, Amelia starts making an eee-ooo-eee-ooo-eee-ooo noise as if we were an ambulance! I couldn’t believe it.
Once we were there it get’s fuzzy because I left the room…I felt sick. They had to strap her down in a straight jacket looking thing to keep her still. Adam, stomach made of stone, stayed with her. A little bit of glue and some steri-strips followed by a HUGE band-aid and she was ready to go. It took 10 mins from entering the docs office to leaving. Bloody good I thought. We were home in time for dinner.
What never ceases to amaze me is how quickly a kid bounces back. She was laughing and playing with her toys in her oven and making letter sounds with her alphabet puzzle. Really, I wonder if she had a clue. Amazing. Ad and I? We need wine to feel better…there aren’t words for the craziness.
Yes, she’ll have a little scar but it’ll add character…as if she needs more!!
**Update** – Two days later and her 1st Band Aid comes off. Of course she can’t resist an inspection in her full length mirror!
**Last Update** – and finally, the steri-strips come off!!