Wednesday, December 20

Yikes, what a few days...

I didn't mean to go missing for a few days, but it's been busy and not necessarily in a good way.

My mom and MIL share a birthday (Dec. 17th) and we spent Saturday with my in-laws at my husband's sister's home. We've a new baby in the family, born the 12th and we were all real excited that they were going to be coming for part of the day. And the day was going wonderfully until an accident in the kitchen. Junior was playing in kitchen with 2 of his younger cousins while my SIL was making pasta for Penne a la Vodka and when she went to drain the pasta one of the cousins pushed Junior into his aunt and the boiling water splashed over the side of the pot on his arm and leg.

We spent 3 hours in the emergency room and he has a "1st degree bordering on 2nd degree" burn on his forearm, but that's it. It has to be kept clean and covered until it's healed. My poor SIL was in such a state, she also has a burn on her wrist, she literally threw the pot into the sink while I grabbed him and ran upstairs and threw him in the shower clothes and all. His jeans protected his leg but he was wearing a t'shirt that left his arm exposed.

He's fine and completely enjoying the attention this is getting him.

Let's move on to Sunday. We went to my sister's for a big family birthday party. My BIL's is the 14th, Mom's the 17th and mine's the 24th, so we do one big December birthday party. And we were having a lovely day until the phone rang while we were eating and it's the alarm company for my aunt's house. They've got movement in the house, they didn't get an answer when they called (my sister's her backup). So my husband goes with her back to her house and finds one of the kitchen windows has been broken and yanked all the way open. The alarm scared them off and they didn't get into the house.

Monday was spent trying to get the last of the Christmas errands done and taking Junior to his pediatrician, she gave us a prescription for Silverdene, which apparently is very good for burns. When we went to the hospital Saturday there was a family next to us with a little girl who banged her head and they were running tests to make sure she was okay (she was), her fireman dad recommended this and said it's a good thing to keep in the house.

And Tuesday was the kindergarten Christmas party at school, which was actually a lot of fun. One of the dad's dressed up as Santa and was wonderful. We asked Junior last night if it was the real Santa, or one of his helpers. And he announced it was the real thing. I did find out a couple of things about my boy... 1. They (teachers, principal, staff) are amazed by how well spoken he is for five, and always ask if we're aware of this, well yeah we talk to him everyday--LOL. We've actually been hearing this since he was three. 2. Apparently he's a huge hit with the girls. There are six girls in his class and they all love him, but the older girls just think he's adorable, that cute face and dimples gets them every time. There's a little girl in his class named Evelyn, platinum blond hair, very sweet and cute and he says he's going to marry her. My husband asked if he's told her this and Junior's answer was "No, that would ruin the friendship." Where does he come up with this stuff?

I finished my book for Angie's TBR challenge, so hopefully I'll have time to post it in the next couple of days.

Have a good one and happy reading.


Jane said...

How harrowing for you and your family. I am glad that it worked out and Junior is recovering.

Bookwormom said...

Good golly, you're busy this month! I'm glad jr's ok, burns can be scary looking & painful.

Giselle said...

I'm so glad he's okay. BTW I love your new blog look. It's adorable!

CindyS said...

Yikes! I'm glad that Jr. is okay or at least on the mend - burns are horrifying! Also glad that the would be robber of all things Christmas got scared off.

I'm always surprised by the young boys who say they are going to marry a girl because I always thought they thought girls were yucky! I'm learning things everyday.

If I don't get back here Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Jenster said...

I'm so sorry Junior got burnt! I know that had to hurt. I'm sure he'll be soaking up that attention for a while, though.

Happy birthday tomorrow!!

Devonna said...

I'm glad Junior is recovering and he wasn't hurt too badly (at least not as badly as he could have been). I'm sure your SIL felt horrible. Then to have the break in on top of it, it's been a harrowing few days for you.

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