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Easy Bruisers…

June 27, 2008

One thing both girls definitely inherited from me in their tendency to bruise easily. The slightest bump leaves black and blue marks on their little bodies. Quite frequently, when the Husband comes home from work he jokingly asks if I was beating the kids that day because of bruised shins, or scraped knees.

So today, the Little One and I met our fabulous friend, Karen, and her little girl for some play time a at local café that has an indoor play area. Of course the Little One didn’t want to be left in the play area, instead she wanted to play with the diaper bag and the chair I was sitting in.

While reaching for a dropped graham cracker, the Little One lost her balance and crashed face first into the chair I was sitting on. It was one of those double bumps, she first hit her forehead and then her cheek bounced off the chair. Needless to say she’s got a nice bruise on her check to remember this play date.

I called the Husband and left him a message on his voicemail saying that I had a witness today, I did not beat the Little One, she did it all on her own.

Shortly after I left the message, the Husband called me and the conversation went like this:

FIXITMOMMY: Hello
HUSBAND: Okay, I just have to say, I did NOT beat the Big One, she did it all on her own.

Touché.

Apparently both my girls have had rough days. The Big One was eating her snack at camp, lost her balance and toppled over backwards off a bench, bonking her head. At least with her bump, her hair will cover the mark!

Anyone got any ice? Or tips for covering the bruises?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2008 7:07 pm

    Reagan does the same thing. Last week just before we left on our road trip for a wedding she walked into a corner of a table and gave herself a shiner that lasted all week. Now that it is finally healed, today she walked into a table near the other eye and got a huge scratch. Ugh, my little bruised clutz!

  2. June 30, 2008 6:58 am

    i heard using a cold spoon on the bruise will minimize how big it is…or help with the swelling.

    your kids are like mine…third generation klutzes, lol

  3. June 30, 2008 7:49 am

    LOL! My LO is like that too…If he didn’t have bruises on his shins, something would be wrong…Yesterday must’ve been a day for bumps and bruises…He launched himself down the stairs…the first of FIVE kids to do so! GRH!

    Guess I better stock up on ice…

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