Well, I ventured out with all five little ones yesterday for the first time. (well not quite, I had visited my friend Becky with them all, but she lives close and it's not the same as going "to town.")
We went to a local gymnastics gym where the kids can have playtime on their equipment for an hour. We do this with our home school group twice a month. We had planned on going to Papa's Pizza afterward with several families for continued playtime and food. (it wasn't to happen, however)
So, all went well until about 10 minutes before we needed to leave. Ethan took a dive off a bar onto a parallel bar underneath it, landing square on his little nose. He was out of my sight, but I recognized his scream immediately. Blood was pouring from his nose, and he was just miserable. The friends I had with me at the gym were angels, and helped me get him cleaned up and loaded all the little ones into my car. Ethan was pretty distraught, and in pain. I suspected he had broken his nose, as it looked a bit askew. :)
So, we went to Daddy's work, and he suggested we go to Urgent Care. Linda was available to help, so I picked her up (after swinging through Wendy's drive-through to feed the hoard) and she watched movies in the Yukon with Seth, Hannah, and Abigail while Ethan, Madison and I went into the care center. This is the first time I was actually glad to have a DVD player in the car. Also the first time we actually had a couple of movies with us. They can't tell if it's broken, so we need to wait a week and see if it still looks crooked.
He's feeling much better today, and though bruised, doesn't look too bad. His eyes aren't black. (yet)
It may be awhile before I venture out again... maybe when the warm weather comes, and we can just go to the park. :)
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