Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Just call me Mom of the Week.

K- has a cold.  We all have the same cold.  It is enough to feel a little under the weather, but there is no fever and it is one of those where you lump it and move on.  Because there is a headache component, I gave K- a dose of Advil.  I also gave an Oscillococcinum, a blueberry acidophilus and her Claritin.  She skipped off telling me how 30 seconds after taking the allergy pill, it was making her feel better.


We're at the bus stop, she's skipping along and talking to her friend.  I was pulling kids out of stepping into the street in front of cars and K- went down.  She fell over the lift in the sidewalk somehow, gouged her knee (no stitches needed, but flesh was definitely removed) and the poor child was bawling with tears flowing.  I could have offered to take her to school, but she didn't ask and I didn't want to make a hairy deal out of it.  The bus was coming, so I told her that we'd ask about a band aid.  No band aid, but there was a paper towel.  "We'll take it."  I farmed her off bleeding, teary and injured. 

I'm sure that she'll milk it all day long.

I was about the same age when I slid down our gravel driveway on my way to the bus stop.  Our driveway was on a hill, I hit a slick patch, went down and slid and when I came up, I discovered that I had gravel lodged into the tender underside "corner" of my wrist.  I trudged back up in tears, Mom dug the gravel out, gave me a paper towel and sent me back down the icy drive to get on the bus.  "You'll be fine," she said.

You know what?  I survived.  I am, however, permanently physically scarred.  :S

K- will survive it.  Still, I felt some twinges of guilt.  I also have a box of Hello Kitty band aids on the table to put into her back pack.  Everything is a little better when Hello Kitty is involved.


ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Awww, you did the right thing. And Hello Kitty makes everything better for me (the boys, not so much).
I feel like a terrible mom today. Even though the school is now working with us on J's food allergies, we are keeping our options open. The boys are "shadowing" today at another school and they were both SOOO nervous. I gave them the "It'll be fine, you'll have fun, trust me" speech. But I felt so guilty when I left them there. At their age, I wouldn't have wanted to do it and I would have been scared to death. I know they'll be fine, but I feel badly for the stress they are feeling :(

Rach said...

If it makes you feel any better, I would have done the same thing. It's so hard to be the mama and make those spur of the moment decisions.

Hello Kitty will make it ALL better--she always does! :o)

Janeen, I'm sure the boys will be fine and wind up having a great day--I understand their nerves, though, and you feeling bad.