Friday, April 25, 2008

The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Pamela does not cry wolf in the true sense of the phrase (to get attention). She likes to pretend play about certain injuries. Sometimes, she wraps her foot in tape and tells me she broke her leg, or she puts a bandage on her boo-boo for me to kiss when there is no cut. So, today, when she wrapped up her hand while I was in the shower, I assumed it was pretend. She told me a bee stung her and I kissed it to help her feel better. Only when the wraps came off, her finger was swollen! I pressed for solid details, and she told me she had gotten stung while walking to the mailbox. I asked her if she cried and she answered in the affirmative. I did not hear her for I was in the shower. She was very patient and brave and tolerated the ice packs I gave her quite nicely. Notice that her wound did not prevent her from using the remote control!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You probably know this already, but if you don't have anything else to help with pain- toothpaste-helps!!! Sincerely,dianeG.

Marita said...

Toothpaste! Great suggestion dianeG.

Poor Pamela that looks painful. I hope the swelling settles down quickly.

LAA and Family said...

How brave of Pamela! Has she talked anymore about the sting?

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

arg. poor thing. i'd still be screaming when mom got out of the shower!!!

Julee said...

Yikes! That's no fun. So far we haven't had any bee stings here yet in 9 years of kids. Maybe that means we don't go outside enough!

Betsy said...

Your Pamela is a sweetie! I so enjoy coming over and reading about what she is up to! Hope the sting heals quickly!

Anonymous said...

I hope she is feeling better. My Jeremiah was out wanting to catch bugs the other day. He didn't realize that ant fires are not friendly and dug up a mound. He got about 30 bites on his left hand. That was about a week ago and his hand is already looking better.

The Glasers said...

Pamela is much better. Her finger has a mark where the stinger stung, and it is a tad swollen. She still loves the outdoors!

I did not know about the toothpaste thing and other home remedies. Next time, I run for the ice and then the computer! LOL!

Julee, I guess I can't complain. This is the first in 19 years of kids. But, we have had plenty of scrapes, bruises, and a few broken bones.

YIKES! 30 red ant bites!!! OUCH! I hope Jeremiah didn't suffer too much!

Karla Akins said...

OUCH! It's like that with our autie kids! They live so much in their own world that once in a great while I might forget to force my way in to see what is really going on.

She is a cutie!

My two are in Special Olympics tomorrow. They have trained so hard. We are excited!

Bonnie said...

Glad to hear Pamela is feeling better!