Monday, November 30, 2009

"Oh, no!" Moments

The other day I walked in the house, up the stairs, and into Ethan's bedroom, when I heard Casey say, "babe...stop right where you are...I think you have mud on your shoes." And I did. There were about 20 mud markings to prove it. I still don't know how I got mud on my shoes in the first place, but I do remember scrubbing it out of the carpet.

We were loading the car and just about to leave for Thanksgiving this past week when I got a call on my cell phone from a number I was not familar with. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recongize so I didn't answer this call. I did notice that when the phone rang, Ethan was holding my phone, which I don't let him play with. Apparently he had taken it from my purse. The caller called again immediately so I decided to see what was going on since it was Thanksgiving day. Turns out that Ethan had just dialed 911 and they were calling to make sure there was no emergency. Good grief, child. Out of all the buttons on my phone, you managed to push 9-1-1 in that order?

Today at the grocery store, I saw Ethan flick something from his finger into the cart out of the corner of my eye. I didn't see what it was but I immediately noticed what looked like blood on his hand. Then I realized he'd peeled off his bandaid, which he had gotten at his doctor's appointment this morning for his finger-prick. Then, I looked at his face and noticed blood all around his mouth because he's contstantly chewing on his fingers these days...he's growing teeth. Then, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to clean up the blood with. I have long ago stopped carrying burp cloths or wipes actually in my purse. I just keep them in the car. And I really didn't want to use my shirt wasn't saliva or snot, you know. So, we went to the Starbuck's counter and asked for a napkin. Crisis averted. The nurse had told me to make sure he kept the bandaid on his finger until it stopped bleeding...and I guess we didn't quite make it that long.

1 comment:

Mary said...

The Thanksgiving phone incident made me laugh out loud! Haha!