It was bound to happen eventually, but I never thought it would be because of hair accessories! The boys have all had broken arms, but never stitches. Emily now has 5. She was sitting right next to me Saturday morning when she fell off the arm of the recliner and bumped her head on the wall. She didn't fall that hard and I picked her up right away to console her. Then I noticed blood dripping everywhere. She fell at such an angle that the barrette (metal alligator clip) she was wearing sliced open her head. It bled a lot, but not for that long. I called Greg in to look at it and he said we'd better take her in. Sure enough, it needed stitches. The poor thing screamed her head off during the procedure, but I think it was more from having to be restrained (they rolled her up in a sheet) than anything. She's fine now and it's healing well. She'll get the stitches out on Friday. That should be fun. Keeping that girl still is not an easy task! And the stitches are the same color as her hair, so they are hard to see.
Here she is right after the nurse cleaned her up. The bandage was to keep pressure on the cut and keep her hair out of it. She promptly pulled it off.
I have been married since 1990 to a wonderful man. We have one (grown?) son on his own, one son in 8th grade who loves to beat his drums, one son in 5th grade who makes beautiful music on the piano, and a beautiful 2 yr old who loves everything pink, purple, and girly whom we adopted from foster care. After 22 years in New Mexico we have recently moved across the country. I love Jesus with all my heart. I love my men. I love my girl. I love to read. I love to knit. I love digital scrapbooking. I love chocolate. That about sums it up!