“Mom! Could you PLEASE remember to shut the back door on the van???”
And my response:
“Why? Did you back into it??”
And Jeff said…
“No! I walked into it – head on!”
OH goodness! He was holding paper towel to his forehead and I could see he was bleeding.
I begged him to let me check it despite his protests of “It’s okay, it’s not that bad, the bleeding is almost stopped….” ((These are not comforting words to any mother’s ears, no matter if your son is 3 years old or 23 years old!))
Nope. It’s gaping. At the hairline --- there is no way to butterfly this, or to use skin glue or anything else….this has GOT to have stitches. ((He still didn’t believe me but got in the car ----))
It was 4:30 pm and our regular doctor’s office would be closing soon, if not closed already so the choice was made to go to the local urgent care place instead.
Of course his doctor came in laughing when he heard what Jeff had done and told him that he was going to have to come up with a better story to tell the girls than “I ran into the back open door of mom’s minivan!” and he could make it a good story. Chicks dig scars, and everything, right?
If you are squeamish – don’t look at the next photo!!
The doc did a pretty good job! Not quite 10 stitches to the inch, but it won’t be hardly noticeable by the time it is healed.
As for me??
Yes. This is the smile of a kid who walked smack dab full force into the open back door of his mom’s minivan! And since *I* left the door open, it is MY fault ---and I’ll take the blame, because I hate to see him hurting ----we will be laughing and joking about this in no time.
I’m off to Georgia this morning ---stay tuned for more adventures from the road!
Oh, and before I forget --- I need to pass on to you that Colorado Lady is having Yard Sale Saturday, TOMORROW! Not sure what happened with the other yard sale Saturday last week, it could be that I got the dates mixed up ---and my link went awry, but THIS TIME --- it's a happenin'! So book mark yourself a message to head over to Colorado Lady's BLOG tomorrow!