Children

Head Wounds

Erin, our adventurous 4, almost 5, year old loves to climb all over her bed. It is an old bunk which was converted to a single bed so it has large bed ends.
She was climbing all over it, after having been put to bed, when she fell. This was nothing new and she usually jumps straight back up and starts climbing all over again. This time however, she hit her head on the door to her bedroom and gave herself a nasty gash on the back of her head.
There was blood all over her Cinderella nightie, her pillow and my hands by the time hubby got there to administer his, been there done that, first aid. He did ring a family friend who used to be a nurse to get some helpful advice as to whether we should visit the hospital or not.
Well, it turns out we didn't need to visit the hospital and were able to take care of it at home. Now Erin has a small shaved patch on her head (her curls hide it still though) with steri strips holding the wound closed. I managed to scrub the blood out of the carpet and her nightie successfully and we only had to change the big wrap around the head bandage once during the night.
Today she was fine and obeyed me when I told her she wasn't to run around or do much today. Instead of her normal active self (this morning at least) she sat and beaded and painted. She loves to create so it was a good way of keeping her still also.
When Mercedes spread beads all across the floor (too many to ignore, it was the whole container full), beading time was over and i spent the next 45minutes on my hands and knees picking up beads!

Toddlers

My 2yr old just stripped off and dived into the dogs water dish. A full body dive too. It was funny!

Did You Know

- that packet cake mix goes further then you actually think it should go
- that troll dollz can cover an entire bathroom with water while being shaken around in the sink
- cut grass doubles as scarecrow stuffing when it is the eldest sister who is a scarecrow
- nothing is safe when a 2 yr old learns how to use chairs to reach high places, especially that spare box of chocolate cake mix

Carrots

Every child under the age of 6 should not be allowed to draw with anything other then a carrot or a stick of celery. They are a lot easier to scrub off the tiles!

Torture?

Shopping with Jade. I know that last time I tried to give it meaning but I am not so sure anymore. Again at a bead shop, Jade could not decide between something 9 times the amount in her wallet or 3 times the amount. I would not lend her any money to boost her purchasing power either.

It was frustratingly long to say the least. Erin was fixed in 2 minutes flat, Miranda in about 5 minutes (or so). I lost track of the time with Jade but I did send the girls over to the library to wait for us (just next door).

Next time I will make sure she understands how much money she has, what she can and can't buy, etc etc.

Now this pc is about to restart so I had better finish up.

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