About 30 minutes after dropping Kiddo off at school I received a call from the nurse. Kiddo had fallen in his classroom and landed head first on to the back of a chair. The nurse (a substitute for the regular nurse) told me that they had 4 head injuries yesterday and that Kiddo's was way worse and she asked me to come pick him up. I was a little perplexed at why a bump on the head was enough to send him home, but the nurse knows best, right?
He wasn't bleeding, his pupils were not dilated and he had not thrown up. But she wanted him to go home and rest. When I walked into the nurse's office, my brave little guy began to cry. But it wasn't because he was hurt or even because he looked like this...
It was because he didn't want to go home. He was worried about missing school. Poor guy.
On the way home though, he figure out that going home could be a good thing after all. He told me that when you feel bad you get to sit on the couch and watch tv all day. And as soon as we got home he stripped off his school clothes and put his jammies back on.
I suppose he wanted to fit in with Port and I, who were still in our jammies.
Yes, I went to the school in my jammies. Give me a break, I hadn't even had my first cup of coffee yet!
Anyway, he seems to be fine. He had a little headache for a while but some Tylenol took care of that. The bump is bruising up nicely and will be the star of the show when we take our family portraits this weekend. Whee!
I took the boys to Sonic during our afternoon snack time and allowed Kiddo to get a root beer float. On the way there, Port was excitedly exclaiming "hooray ice cream!!" over and over. When we pulled into the parking space to order, I turned around to find him sound asleep. Whoops! Kiddo and I still enjoyed our treat (cheddar peppers for me), and baby brother got his later when we got home.
Twice today Kiddo has asked me if we could go on a "money walk". According to him, a money walk is when you go for a walk and look for money lying on the ground. He said that is people need money they can just go on a money walk and pick up all the coins they need off the ground.
Maybe he hit his head harder than I thought...