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.”