Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"I'll be right back."

The other day Paul went for a jog on the field which is on the other side of that fence you see in the photos. Anna put on her plastic dress up shoes and told me, "I'll be right back, Mama. I'll be right back. Go find Daddy. I'll be right back." You gotta love that determination and spunk. She kept reassuring me that she'd be right back. She would go on the other side of that fence, through THE BRIERS and get to Daddy! I told her no, then I went inside and checked on her not one minute later. She was already on the other side of the fence and several feet along the back. She had even crossed a thorny little sucker which scratched up her legs. I had to rescue her from the briers. She really wanted her Daddy! She didn't even notice the scratches.

Then today, we went on a long walk to mail a letter. She ended up falling and scratching up her knee so badly that she was bleeding all over. She was bewildered and didn't even cry once. (Thank goodness!) She kept looking at the blood that got on her hands and she said one thing and one thing only. "It hurting." We got her all patched up and she was fine. She walked stiff-legged so I had to carry her from the mailing office back home. That's quite a ways if you know this campus! Especially with a 30 pound toddler on your hip! In the heat!

It didn't start hurting until later. Then I gave her some Tylenol and she was fine. Later tonight she was playing with her lemonade--spilling it and splashing it of all things!--and got it on her knee. She kept asking for a doctor lol. So I gave her doctor gummies (Operation Game-themed gummies) and several Popsicles to ease the pain (Thank goodness for Otter Pops! So cheap! And so many!!!) She seemed fine, but then the pain quickly came back and she was begging on her knees (literally!!!), "Doctor! Pwease!!! Pwease!!!" lol Poor thing. :(