I was making a quick smoothie to give the kids before bed on Friday when Zara had a little accident.
She had decided to dig out a very-too-small pair of footie pajamas from her sisters drawer, and topped that with an attempt to “jumprope” with her blanket. The combination of jumping, tripping and not being able to full extend her legs landed her poor little mouth straight to our very hard floor. She was literally smack-dab in the middle of Joel and I and neither of us could reach her in time, we just watched her hit face first. I, of course, screamed, Joel grabbed a towel, and then compressed the cut the best I could. Once I got her chin slow down, I realized I must have missed something because there was still a lot of bleed going on. Two-for-one people, she also bit all the way through her lip! Oh, joy. It was pretty clear by how out of place things were that we were going to need a handful of stitches.
So we spent the night in the ER. It was slow, which is good we didn’t have to be around a trillion sick people, but it even still it took forever to get done. By the time we got home it was nearly two in the morning. Joel had to run out to get a little pain meds for her, and then he was home by three. It’s been a painful few past days, but she is such a trooper! The nurses thought she was doll and were laughing at her antics. They told her, “Even the big scary guys with tattoos squirm when we stitch them. You are brave.” She’s pretty amped on her accomplishments, how she can make a plus out of this injury is beyond me.
Yesterday she told me, “You always say, ‘don’t do that, you could crack your head!’ And I always wondered what it felt like to crack my head, so much that I almost wanted to crack my head! Now I don’t wonder it anymore and I DEFINITELY do not want to crack my head ever again.”
In the words of my mother, since there are few other words that can sum her up right now, “She’s so much fun!”
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