Sledding, a bump, and a Sundae

Ever have one of those days that you wanted to make really special but instead have it be an epic failure!? Well, that was Lucy’s birthday…

The birthday girl on the morning of her big day
The birthday girl on the morning of her big day

She really started year 4 off with a bang! We started the day with her annual birthday donut. This year she opted for Tim Bits so technically, donuts. The girl LOVES donuts! After we drove through for our tasty bites, we headed to my friend’s house for some sledding. The snow was a little thick, the air was a little cold, not great sledding conditions but it was getting the job done.  The kids were riding pretty slow so it all seemed safe, fun and easy… Famous last words.  Lucy came up from the bottom of the hill complaining that her hands were frozen and saying that she wanted to go inside. Ok cool, let’s go inside. Oh wait, now she wants to go down one last time… “Uh oh, Lucy hit the tree”…..

I have never seen a lump that large in my life. It was the entire right side of her forehead. Along with the bump were multiple scrapes down the side of her face which I really couldn’t even think about because of the massive bump on her forehead.

One call to the doctor later and a reroute to the ER due to complaints of NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE, we find out she is ok but to watch her for signs of concussion. I don’t think I have ever freaked out that much in my four years of being a parent. Typically I’m pretty calm and collected when it comes to these things. Even when Hudson had blood in his diaper two days after being born, I just knew he was going to be ok. When Lucy said she couldn’t see and said “I need help” I really lost it. I envisioned her entire future of being blind all from that one fateful sled ride on her birthday. Turns out a little blurry vision is pretty common and as a four year old who has never experienced blurry vision, that would be pretty alarming. So thank goodness she is ok and her vision is perfectly fine. Her face is healing at rapid speeds and her birthday wasn’t all bad. We still went out to her choice of restaurant, Leo’s Coney Island, for pancakes. Chocolate chip pancakes shaped like Mickey Mouse and topped with strawberries and cream was her exact order. Then we went to Menchies for yummy sundaes and home for presents. She ended the day happy.

After dinner treats at Menchies for my poor wounded baby girl.
After dinner treats at Menchies for my poor wounded baby girl.

 

My baby girl is 4.

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