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Heart skipped a beat

Last week my phone rang sitting on my computer and I saw that it was the day care centre where the little man goes. My heart skipped a beat as I knew it wasn’t going to be good news; and it wasn’t.

He’d had a truck/trike accident and come off second best. He loves running around pushing a tonka truck with his head down as fast as he can. He was doing this and came around a corner where another child was on the trike and didn’t stop, even though he saw the little man coming.

There was a crash and the little man somersaulted over the tonka truck I believe and landed on his face. He was apparently glazed over for a few minutes and then quite dizzy when he stood up.

When they rang me he was having a green icy stick and cuddling Pooh Bear so he had calmed down. I decided to ring the doctors and leave work. The girls all said I was going to get a shock when I saw him and to prepare myself. Well you can imagine the thoughts going through my head at this point.

I arrived to find him sleeping with a graze around his left eye and a fat lip. Not as bad as I had thought at all. It took a bit to wake him up and off to the doctors we went. All good there with no depressed fracture!! That thought hadn’t even crossed my mind…..

His lip got bigger as the night wore on and I thought he might have gotten a black eye but he didn’t.

got the look down pat!

got the look down pat!

swollen eye

swollen eye

bike ride with pouty lip again

bike ride with pouty lip again

The next morning he was fascinated with the ‘circle’ that had appeared on his lip. From how the accident was told to me I think he was a very lucky boy and it is nearly all healed now.

next morning and circle on lip

next morning and circle on lip

and another....

and another….

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Dutch Day

Last Tuesday at the little man’s day care they had to wear something orange to celebrate the Dutch Queen’s birthday. I’m guessing there must be a few Dutch children in the centre for this to occur as seemed a bit odd to be but hey we have one orange t-shirt so that went on over the top of a white long sleeve t-shirt top.

When I picked him up he was outside happily playing but was told by three staff members what a shocker of a day he’d had. He had wet himself three times, very odd as he has been toilet trained for a while now and very out of character for him but he seemed happy so had a little word to him about not doing it in future.

Whilst getting his belongings’ together and the numerous bags of wet clothing I had to take home and launder he pulled out a crown he had made in honour of the Queen’s birthday. He promptly placed this on his head and bowed to me!! So cute!! I then had to bow to him and say “happy birthday to you Queen.” He then told me about his day on the way to the car and that he had also been bitten by one of the other girls on his hand – got to love the full impression of all teeth on your child’s hand.

As he had enjoyed his day so much he was lucky enough to have a banana ice cream for dessert, not a reward for the toilet wetting I assure you!

Here he is with his crown on and the ice cream.

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