Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Her memories...pleasure and pain

The Wild Child started Kindergarten today. The little sweetheart decided she wanted me to straighten her hair. I was happy to do it. She goes in the afternoon, so we had plenty of time to do it. She was kneeling on a step in my bathroom as I pulled the hot iron through her hair. Half way through, she decided she didn't want it straight anymore; it was taking too much time. I told her that we had come this far....We were going to finish. Just then she shifted her body and I reacted trying to move the hot iron away from her face. I lost my grip on it and it fell on her little ankle. The iron wide open, burning both the front and back of her little leg and ankle. I think I cried longer than she did. The blisters are unbelievable. We cared for the burn and dressed it, gave her some ibuprofen and you would have no idea that the girl had anything less than the ideal morning. I still can't close my eyes, 'cause every time I do, I see that iron falling on her leg and then I hear her screams in my head. The last thing I am going to say on this topic of burns is, there is a product called "Second Skin" that is amazing! Tonight when I redressed her ankle the swelling was almost gone out of the blisters and my baby said they didn't hurt. She was still very protective of her little leg, but that would be expected.

So on the way to school the Wild Child says to me, "Mom, I don't need you to walk me in. I know where my classroom is. It's right by the red chairs. I know the rules. When you stop the car, I get out of my car seat. Then I give you a hug and kiss before I get of the car. When I get to the school door, I will stop and turn around and wave to you." At this point I have to turn my head to keep her from seeing the tears streaming down my face as we are now in front of the school. That was that. The Wild Child went to kindergarten and loved it. She can't wait to go back tomorrow. She is convinced that she has the best teacher in the school.


So here is what she looked like in her little uniform. I know that I'm partial, but dang she looks cute.

9 comments:

Flea said...

She looks absolutely darling. And if dropping the curling iron on her foot is the worst thing you do as a mom, the rest of this will be a breeze. Thanks for the heads up on the Second Skin. :)

Jen said...

Try not to beat yourself up too much. Accidents happen. That being said, I would be in the same boat and probably buy one of my kids a huge present to try and releive my guilt.

I agree, she is the cutest little girl ever.

carrielt said...

When I was three I put my arm on my mom's curling iron. Burned the crap out of me. Mom had it all taped up and we went the grocery store. The lady asked what happened and I said, "my mommy burned me." The lady gave my mom a horrible look. Mom said she had other shopping to do but we went home right away with her looking in her mirror for the cops.

orangemily said...

Cute picture! Funny girl telling you exactly how it's going to go, they grow up so fast!

carrielt said...

We've had a few snakes in our yard. But the three rattlers down at the lake within 48 hours of each other is really strange. Maybe it'll be an early frost and they are moving back to their dens. I have no idea.

Krista said...

And her hair looks darling!

Jenn said...

Aww, things like that happen when you have kids ,sometimes I find the mom is more upset then the kid. She is so cute, I wish all schools had uniforms,then there wouldn't be so many kids going home at night either crying because others picked on them for not having all the cool clothes or begging non stop for you to go buy whatever it is ..right now so they can wear it to school in the morning !

cat said...

She looks so cute mommy! All grown up and ready for school.

Flea said...

Oh yeeeeeah. THAT injury to her leg. Ow.