7.14.2008

Reasons why you should listen to mom...

After a long exhausting and rather challenging day with the kids what better way to end the day then a trip to the urgent care.

The words were simple "do not jump in the bath tub or someone will get hurt."

Loud piercing screams came just a few minutes after this remark.

I was up stairs getting PJ's for the two in the bath. At first I thought it was the same old. Natalie spitting at Reilly or hitting him. Then something told me to run and I did. I came bounding down the stairs to find Reilly screaming in pain. I was not sure what happened but blood was coming from somewhere.

I got Natalie out of the bath and tried to gather information about the situation. In a strange and weird circumstance Reilly tore about a 1/2 in length laceration from his bum up the crack. How might one have done this you ask? You could also be cringing in pain as you read this. He was jumping (which I warned against as every good mother would do, right?) and he jumped and hit the spout on his way down and tore his bum (or as he prefers his pooper hole).

So in an awkward situation I loaded all the kids in the car all in their PJ's and we headed of to the urgent care. I figured we were dealing with an important part and my motherly intuition told me it was best to go in.

Jason, where was he? Working and was supposed to meet me at the Urgent Care to take over with Reilly. He showed up as we were leaving. Oh well such is life.

The diagnosis a severe laceration to the bum (pooper hole) that did not need stitches, just some TLC and a check up by the pediatrician in a few days. He was more then happy to share his back side with whomever would look as long as he, his brother, sister and Yulia got a sucker. This is the middle kid always looking out for the rest of the family.

So what I thought was going to be a relaxing night with the kids in bed early, a good book and a glass of wine turned into another night of craziness at the Cavanaugh household. It is Monday...what could the week ahead hold.

P.S. I am not wierd or anything I just happened to have my camera in my purse from Yulia's dental appt earlier in the day and thought a few pics would be funny!



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