Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yes, back to the hospital again

Confession: I secretly hope they do institute a punch card at our local ER. Something along the lines of "your 10th visit free."

I know you're thinking HOW can anything else happen to this poor family??

Seriously, you can't even make this stuff up.

We're finally settling down and getting everyone tucked in to bed when I hear "MOMMMY!!!!!!!!! Danger Girl's BLEEDING!"

and then I heard this blood curdling scream.

By the time I got back to the girls' room, D was there carrying Danger Girlout with blood dripping down her foot.

We call her Danger Girl for a reason. She's had more ER visits for injuries than all the other kids combined. She jumped off her dresser and landed on a cone shaped piece of plastic used to decorate cookies. The terrorist had been playing "baker" again and got in to my kitchen goodies.

So off we went to the ER for stitches.

When a child comes in, the child and parent are both given patient wristbands. As we were checking in, I realized I still had on my wristband from Little Miss' hospital stay. You know, the one we were finally released from a mere 7 hours earlier.

We waved to the nurses we recognized and they asked how Little Miss was doing, which was nice.

Danger Girl was a trooper. She wants to be a vet when she grows up. She squeezed my hand but did not cry when she got her stitches. When The Boy got his stitches, it took five grown men to hold him down.

I asked Danger Girl if she learned her lesson. Would she be jumping off her dresser again?

"Well, mama," she said in her slight southern drawl, "I think I need to move everything out of the way first."

Lesson not learned.

And there are still five weeks left of summer vacation.

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy, 5 weeks of summer left, better hide anything the could pierce, puncture or break the human body!!!! LOL


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