Piper is a very brave girl. She even has a badge Sissy made her to prove it. See:
How did she earn her brave girl status? Four stitches in her chin. A trip to the ER. Again.
Piper is prone to accidents. I usually just glue her back together. I blogged about my preferred brand of kid glue here. But not even my superglue could mend this nasty gape. Her pediatrician took one look at it and shook his head. Nope. The Emergency Room.
She hardly shed a tear. I told Piper she didn’t have to be so brave. “I know,” Piper said, “I just am.”
I know what you’re thinking. What crazy thing was Piper doing to bust open her precious face? Hanging from the monkey bars? Playing with broken glass? No. Walking. She was walking across the floor in her classroom. Dangerous, right? She was so excited to show Mrs. A her work that she didn’t notice Daniel’s foot hanging out in the aisle. She hit so hard Mrs. A was convinced she wouldn’t have any teeth left. A concussion was mentioned. Poor baby. Poor teacher.
She even got a cool plastic bracelet from the hospital WITH HER NAME ON IT.
“Don’t cut off my bracelet, Mom, whatever you do,” Piper said.
“You want to keep wearing it?”
“Of course. The other kids will think it’s so cool. Then I’ll get lots of attention for my stitches. Kids love that stuff.”
I love Piper — I really love this little girl’s courage and philosophy!
I am so happy she is ok. When I heard the news I was hoping the accident didn’t happened during recess. I was helping during recess on Friday. Also, I was helping during recess on Tuesday when my Andrew hit his forehead on the playground equipment. He had a huge bruise. If Piper hurt herself during recess I would believe that I am the bad luck and should never help during recess ever again:)
She’s fine, Sasha. Bouncing around like normal. She tripped over someone’s foot in the classroom. It wasn’t on the playground or at any of the normal places I worry she’ll fall and bust open her chin. Walking. That’s what did it. You always bring her good luck!