Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Rudolph

We had Paul's family birthday party Sunday evening. Very low-key, just food, cake and a pinata. Right at the beginning, Eli decided to walk right in front of his cousin Nolan, which wouldn't be noteworthy if Nolan had been anywhere else but on a swing traveling at approximately 80mph. So Eli did a hard face-plant in the dirt - bloody nose, scraped forehead. Monday it was all scabbed over and looked just awful - the biggest scab covered the whole tip of his nose and almost all the way up the bridge. It was really just sick-looking. Everywhere we went, people would wince at him and ask what happened. He keeps picking the scab off and has that angry new pink skin all over his nose.

So we have two new nicknames for him - Rudolph and Scarface. We're rotten parents.

5 comments:

Julia Harps said...

Where are the pictures? I wanna see it!!

Ken said...

My youngest, Tegan (22 mo.), recently fell off the couch, and her sippy cup scraped the skin off just under her nose. The scab that developed looked like a Hitler mustache. Pretty funny actually.

Kathryn said...

Oh ouch! But too funny on the nicknames....sounds like something Clark and I would do. But horrible parents....no way. However spraying a 5 1/2 yr old with a hose to teach her not to throw a bucket of water on her 1 1/2 yr old sister might constitute as bad parenting. Or so Clark and I are told after we did that. haha!

Stephanie said...

It's a good thing children heal so quickly. Poor Eli.

Kimberly said...

I can see it now... future Eli, leather couch... "So tell me Eli, where did your fear of reindeer originate... think back"

"Well you see, my earliest recollection was being called Rudolph, and then it expanded to Christmas light displays and now, I'm just a mess"