So there I was, minding my own business, wrapping up some last minute things before putting Bip down for his nap. He and Boo were playing Wii Fit and it was Boo’s turn. Bip was sitting in a little chair in front of the fireplace. What I didn’t see was that he was actually tipping his chair back.
Oh yes, he did indeed fall back and hit his head right on the edge of the brick hearth.
You know, with all my children, I have never had to deal with a head wound. I’ve heard that they can bleed a lot and you know what? It’s true. I ran to poor Bip, scooped him up and carried him to the kitchen, dripping blood as we went.
I put a clean wash cloth to his head and then instructed Boo to clean up Bip’s hands which were quite bloody and was scaring him. Seriously, there was a lot of blood. I had Pumpkin Girl call Philip so he could start on his way home in case we needed to visit the ER. By the time he arrived, we had Bip, me, and the floor all cleaned up. Bip had on a nice clean shirt (at a clean chest, which had also gotten covered in blood!) and was settling down.
It was hard to look at his wound since it is in his hair, but as far as we can tell, it doesn’t need any further care. Philip helped me settle him down for his nap and then returned to work.
Later in the day, Pumpkin Girl and I got in the car to go to ballet class. Can you believe it – the car wouldn’t start! Last night it had been snowing on our parked car and when we got home, the passenger door was stiff and snow was caked on the window, so I had trouble closing it. I guess it didn’t close completely and the overhead light stayed on and drained the battery. Thank God we didn’t need to take Bip to the ER!
Bip seems to be fine now, other than the bump and his matted hair. When we got home from ballet, I asked him how he was doing. He said, “Bad hair day,” and pointed sadly to the back of his head.