Thursday, July 11, 2013

"What's With the Band-Aid?"

You may have noticed something conspicuous and pink on Lilah's forehead in her birthday party pictures.  If you guessed princess Band-Aid, you are correct.  And it's not just for show, unfortunately.

On Friday morning, the day before her birthday party and two days after her fourth birthday, the incident occurred.  I was attempting to make going to the bathroom into a game, since it is something Lilah often resists and it can sometimes take a dramatic turn.  But in my attempt to avoid a big upset, I created even more drama.  I had scooped her up and was playfully stomping towards the bathroom with her in my arms when I heard a sickening thud.  Forehead meeting sharp corner of a wall, Mama's heart in her stomach.

I knew as soon as I saw it that it would probably need stitches.  So off we went to the emergency room at BC Children's.  The final tally was three stitches, two stickers, two popsicles, one plastic fairy wand and one very sorry mama. 

*Warning: the photos below show the cut quite clearly, so if you're squeamish about blood, skip right on down to the comments.

Thankfully, she forgave me almost right away.  I took a little longer to get to a place of self-forgiveness, but I'm pretty much there now. 
The stitches came out today, and now all that's left is to protect the scar from the sun for, oh, pretty much the rest of her life!



  1. OMG! I have totally bashed Theo while carrying him somewhere. But, um, never had such a dramatic result ...

    Guess I need to try harder... ((ough))

  2. Oh, I feel your pain. Of course, I was the one that let my kids play with the bubble wrap that the 2yo slipped on and cracked his forehead open. It's a good thing kids are forgiving! Poor girl. :( She looks tough, though!

    1. The stitches and their removal were a HUGE ordeal, but the rest wasn't so bad. They bounce back quickly, at least! :)

  3. Oh no poor little lady! :( I am glad she's ok though.

  4. I feel your pain and not squeamish at all because I have seen it up close and personal on my little girl too. 2 days before we were to leave for summer vacation at a resort. This was a couple of years ago, but I still remember that "thud" sound...and just knowing, "this will be bad". Only I didn't have to feel guilty because I had been telling my daughter for a good 20 minutes to stop running in the house. sure enough....thud.
    took about 4 stitches -- and they had to cut her hair because it was just above her temple. but she got a teddy bear and of course...the popsicles.

    1. I think the popsicles will be the thing that stick out in her mind most... so that makes me feel slightly better.


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