This is not the first time we have dealt with a poorly timed injury. The day before Thanksgiving I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom and I stood Mr. Man at the windowsill to look outside. He isn’t walking yet, but he is pretty stable while he holds on, so I wasn’t worried. About a minute later he fell or plopped down and hit his face right above his eyebrow on the little lever that opens and closes the heating vent. I’m a mom, so my first thought was oh my god, we are going to the ER. Well the little puncture wound stopped bleeding and didn’t seem too bad. It did however require a Mickey Mouse Band-Aid for a few days. Said bandage was prominent in all of our Thanksgiving pictures.
And Little Miss is not exempt from this problem of ruining your face right before picture-full events. We flew out to Denver a few years ago because I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding. Little Miss is very sensitive to bug bites, which seem to puff up and immediately look infected or angry and generally awful. The day of the rehearsal dinner a mosquito got her right on her eyelid, which looked like she had been punched by the time the dinner rolled around.
The same thing happened the day before Mr. Man’s baptism, but this time it was her lower eyelid. Red, swollen and preventing her eye from being open all the way. In all our pictures. Here’s the day that we welcomed our son into the church and evidently beat our daughter. Thanks little blood-sucking bug.
So Mr. Man rocked his face injury today at his dad’s work potluck. He has the rest of today and all day tomorrow to use his superhero powers and heal up. Here’s hoping we visit Santa boo boo free on Sunday!
I just remembered Little Miss got her first bee sting last year at Sesame Place a few days before Halloween. Guess where. Above her eye. Why is it always by their eyes? I’m going to ask Santa for a couple tiny pairs of safety goggles this year.