Today I took the Sprouts over to my folks' place. Well, actually my Dad came to take them for a walk and came back without Sprouts, saying that they were having too much fun playing at his house to come home.
Anyway....Mom and I got to talking about the old house across the street from theirs. We were talking about how we both wanted to see it, and how I love old houses, and basically the whole thing was eating me up. So we decided to wander over and see what we could see from the outside.
I know, we have no shame.
While we were gone, I heard Little Sprout screaming, but figured that she had been told "no" about something and so ignored it.
I was wrong.
Little Sprout has discovered the joys of climbing on things. Things that aren't too stable. And we have always saved her when things got a little tippy. I don't know all the details, but somehow she managed (in the only unsupervised millisecond she had while Mom and I were across the street--I did leave my Dad in charge) to climb on a chair, tip it over, and fall.....off the deck.....on her face.....onto a peice of wood.
Now before you all go gasping in horror and causing an oxygen shortage in your neck of the woods, the deck is not high...maybe 2 feet. It is more a slightly raised patio. And she is fine. Really. She just has a major shiner and a skun up area on her forehead.
Yeah, so Mr. Barefoot is going to come home to a child that looks like she has been in a fight with Mike Tyson or some darn thing and my Dad feels terrible about not being able to catch my little monkey child before she got hurt. From what I hear he really tried, and just missed her.
She really is fine, though. After a check to make sure that both pupils were equal and responsive, I cleaned her up and gave her some Tylenol. I figured she had to have had one heck of a headache. She napped for a little bit, and then was back to her old self. Every once in a while she will reach up and gingerly touch the area that is all swollen and bruised, but then she just goes back to playing like nothing is wrong.
I really gotta say it again.....Thank Goodness Kids Bounce!