I love Not Me! Monday created by My Charming Kids so I’ll take this time to reflect on what I did not do this past week. Please take a moment to visit MckMama’s blog see what she has not been up to herself.
Last Tuesday I did not make my first trip with either of my kids to the Emergency Room. I did not have to take poor little Warren because his hand got burned. He didn’t burn it when my back was turned while running the boys a bath. Even though it was just for a couple of seconds while I saved a book which was likely to have ended up in the bath water. Lucian did not turn off the cold water when my back was turned and I didn’t see Warren stick his hand under the faucet and see steam coming off the water when I turned back around. Warren then didn’t scream out in so much pain that it broke my heart.
While both my husband and I have known our water was too hot for a while, our hot water heater needed a part replaced because it didn’t matter how much we turned the water down it wouldn’t get any cooler. We knew this was unsafe but of course we wouldn’t wait until something like this happened to get it fixed. Never. I wouldn’t feel horrible about it either. (It is fixed now.)
Warren does not have a dressing on his hand that needs to be changed twice a day because he has severe second degree burns. He did not end up forming three huge blisters on his index, middle and ring finger. These blisters weren’t popped while I held him at the burn clinic the next day. He has been such a trooper and a fabulous patient. Save for the huge amount of pain he was in the night it happened he has been in very good spirits and doesn’t even fuss when his bandages are changed or his hand is washed. I just may find that amazing. Overall I don’t feel absolutely terrible this happened and each time I look at his hand I wish I had a way to change it. I love you Warren and I’m so sorry! (If you like the blanket in the above picture you can win it here.)
In order to keep Warren from taking his bandage off (which he his relatively good about leaving it alone) we haven’t been using our socks to put over his bandage to keep the it from getting dirty and to give him one more layer to have to get through before reaching the dressing. We wouldn’t do that so you must be seeing things in the picture above. (We have since switched to my smaller, nicer looking socks.)
Lucian didn’t raise both his hands palms facing me and exclaim after a long bath, “Look, I’ve got sprinkles!” Both my hubby and I didn’t get a good laugh at that one!
We also didn’t get a good chuckle at Lucian when he just out of the blue fell off a dining room chair while we were eating on Saturday. He didn’t respond with a little, “oops” and “I fell off the chair!” Both my hubby and I did manage resist the urge to burst out laughing. When my hubby asked if he was ok Lucian said yes then when he sat in his chair again he went, “meow” (No, he is not past his kitty stage. Read more about it here.)