Kids are pretty resilient. We’ve had our fair share of accidents, spills and collisions over the years and try to quickly assess the situation and follow it with the direction to “shake it off” by literally shaking the part of the body that got a little banged up.
But there are times that require intervention because the owie is making the kids uncomfortable or, *gasp* there is a pin prick size amount of blood at the site. And where there is blood there is 1) a demand for a bandaid – no not the regular kind, not the Inside Out kind, the Cars kind. No not that size, I want Mater…dang you bandaid makers of the world!!!; and 2) so. many. tears.
I get it. Owies are no fun and watching the blood go from inside your body to outside is not a good feeling. But with kids it reaches a whole new level. The thing I’ve learned is that an owie is always worse when they can see it. With that said, here are some things to consider when you find yourself in that fast moment of seeing the blood before your kid.
*Be warned though. A bandaid is essentially grounds for limping and being unable to do basic tasks like cleaning up their toys or putting their plate in the dishwasher so the sooner you can get the bandaid off, the better*
Hi, I'm Rebecca
I’m a wife, mom to 5 kids, former choir teacher, Christian and advice giver? I can honestly say I never expected to be the one giving advice when I so frequently ask for it, but the advice I’ve received is so valuable and must be shared! Here are some of the things I’ve learned so far!