I don’t normally make excuses….anymore. Many years back, I ceased the activity all together. It was quite liberating, actually! You see the law of attraction teachings shine a very clear light on who the culprit is of all happenings in your life….you. However, Thursdays are normally the day I save for American Idol conversations and I am not doing it today. Last evening around 7:30 P.M. (30 minutes before Idol air time) my beautiful little Laney had an accident. While eating dinner she fell back in her chair (at her MiMi & Poppies’s house) and her head struck a metal barstool and she got a boo boo. The amount of blood that flowed from that tiny little laceration was shocking indeed. So, off we went to the emergency room. I am known for my ability to be calm, cool, and collected; and on the outside I was. On the inside I was screaming, “Oh shit!!” Anyway, on the ride to the ER, Laney had a bit of a meltdown…not knowing what to expect. I informed her without hesitation that the doctor would simply give her a “magic bandaid”. She made me so proud. She was very brave through the ordeal. No stitches were administered. They used permabond instead to seal the gash. Oh, thank you God for permabond!! (If you invented this amazing product or know who did…let me know; because, I owe you or them one!!)
By the time we left the ER, Laney was on top of the world. She had endured this common rite of passage. She suffered no pokes or pricks from needles or staples. She had received two lovely stickers….a cat with heart shaped glasses and a precious little chihuahua dressed like a ballerina. She also nabbed a couple of stickers for her BFF and cousin, Jadyn Rose. Oh, and of course a promise of ice cream from Dairy Queen. Her choice: a chocolate dipped cone. Furthermore, we only spent approximately one hour there….that was miraculous, don’t you think?
So, back to the “excuse”. Don’t worry, I have American Idol recorded back at home. You know, the only thing better than watching American Idol is watching AI on DVR……AAAHHHHH!!!! I will watch it this evening when we return from our visit to the grandparents and I will write about it before going to bed tonight. Now, when you awaken tomorrow, it will be there. I promise!
Okay, to wrap things up….if your angel gets a boo-boo on his/her head, it will literally bleed like a stuck pig. To ease their minds on the way to the hospital, just lie to them. Tell them whatever you have to in order to dispel the hysteria. Take a lot of deep breaths, yourself. Stay as calm as you can on the outside…their reaction to the situation will somewhat mirror your own. Actually, it will be like yours time a gazillion! (You know how when they fall and there is that pregnant pause before they react where they look at you to see how you are going to react. If you go into a twist, they will go into a bigger one!) And, remember there are always “magic bandaids”, permabond, and most importantly….ice cream!! Hope it never happens to you…
PS My song choice today is one of Laney’s faves. It is “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. This one is for you, my precious angel………..
PPS Oh, best news….boo boo location: back of head (i.e. no visible scar)