We decided to go bowling on Sunday. It was yucky and rainy out and too cold to do anything else. Lorelei had been asking to go bowling for a while. We had been before and that time everyone had fun and I’m pretty sure Lorelei won.
We got there Sunday afternoon, got our shoes and put their names on the lane. I think Noah and Nora went once and then it was Lorelei’s turn. I went up to the snack bar to order some food and I heard a loud “thunk”. I turned around and Jason was hugging Lorelei consoling her. I thought she may have dropped the ball on her foot, so I was concerned. They don’t have toddler bowling shoes, they bowl in their socks. Turns out she had tripped. She seemed ok at first, but then we noticed she was bleeding under her chin. One look had us packing up and heading to the ER to get her stitched up! It was a bad gash, there is something about under the chin. Jason has a scar, I have a scar, come to find out the Vice Principal has a scar there too from a fall. Do you have a chin scar?
We got in pretty quick and the nurse cleaned it up with some saline. Lorelei was very cooperative, thankfully.
The doctor came in and looked at it, asked some questions and then let us know that she would definitely need stitches. I asked about glue, since Noah had that and it was what I am familiar with and he replied that glue is for places that don’t move, basically. Noah got it by his eyebrow because he was old enough not to mess with it and that area doesn’t really move.
She was so great throughout the procedure. Even during the shots of lidocaine. I’ve never gotten stitches or seen it done. It wasn’t too bad, but definitely not my favorite way to spend an afternoon. Especially when she is saying it hurts and Jason and the doctors say it doesn’t. I prefer the glue. It’s painful, but quicker and less traumatizing. We go back this weekend to get the stitches out. One cute thing is the doctor told her she was getting whiskers, just like daddy and the kitty! I’m thankful she cooperated and it wasn’t bad enough that we didn’t go back afterwards and bowl a game. Lorelei and I sat at the table, colored and shared some nachos. We had enough excitement for the day.