The More You Know!


Yesterday I was in Goodwill with my daughter looking at some awesome windsor style dining room chairs when out of NOWHERE, a large wooden shelf came crashing down on my freaking HEAD and then my shoulder. It was one of those “Did this just happen? Is this real life?” situations. The only person in a store full of customers and employees who even said anything to me was my four-year-old.

Hey, thanks. At least somebody cares about me. Ow.

Two more quick things before I go put more ice on my arm…

1) Did you know that kids can get croup in April? SURPRISE! They can! Am I the only person who thought this was a cold weather illness? It’s not. Steamy showers, sleeping upright with a 37 lb toddler on my lap, cool mist humidifier, oral steroids and several nebulizer treatments later, the cough is less horrifying and the little one is back to daycare.

2) Did you know that ticks are ALREADY OUT? We’ve had, what, three warm days? Last night I found a deer tick embedded in Olivia’s head. Parenting achievement: UNLOCKED. This was a first for us and I’m not trying to be dramatic when I tell you it was a nightmare. Trying to hold a screaming preschooler still while she is thrashing about, scared to death, as my husband attempts to remove THE ENTIRE TICK DON’T FORGET THE MOUTHPARTS, PEOPLE. Mouth parts. That is what they’re actually called. As if this whole situation isn’t gross enough already. Anyway, it was a successful extraction and now we have the fun assignment of watching her for symptoms of Lyme Disease. SO MUCH FUN, YOU GUYS.

Annnnnnd I’m out. Oh wait, if you don’t have a tick key? GET ON THAT SHIT. Life saver.

Tweezers? Where we're going we don't NEED TWEEZERS.
Tweezers? Where we’re going we don’t NEED TWEEZERS.

7 comments on “The More You Know!”

  1. Probably the Goodwill employees are instructed not to acknowledge anything that could lead to LIABILITY, but I think you should sue the pre-owned pants off them. Seriously, I hope everyone feels better by now!

  2. EWWWWWWWWW! We have a dog and one of those tick things is absolutely essential. I hope I never ever ever have to use one to remove a tick from a human. YUCK!

  3. Oh man! Rough week for you. But what a sense of humor you’ve had about it! And HELL YAH TICK KEY. Every time we use it (we have a big dog) we’re like, “whoever came up with this should be a millionaire.”

  4. Empathizing like mad, especially now that I’ve read what happened. Echinacea is a great helper, but for direct antibiotic/anti-inflammatory action, get some lavender essential oil (Whole Foods, some health store). Use three drops on a cotton ball with a little cold water and make a game for her of holding is on her head for a minute, as many as 3 or 4 times a day. It might just prevent an infection.

  5. Oh gosh. No one asked you if you were OK other than your own kid? That’s sad. Hope you’re doing OK – tough week for sure. xo

  6. 1. Croup is the WORST. The first time Nate had it (he had several ER croup battles) was actually in April! He got it the night before Easter when my in-laws were flying in and I was hosting. Of course. I hope she outgrows it soon!!

    2. OMG I’ve never seen that thing! I am definitely looking for a tick key now!!! Thanks for the tip!

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