Sometimes, you see a kid with scrapes and cuts all over their legs and think “wow, that kid must fall a lot… or be really adventurous.”
And then other times, you see a kid with bruises all over their face and body and you think “what the hell is wrong with that kid’s parents?!”
That kid is Zana. And I have no idea what in the hell is wrong with her parents. We can’t seem to keep her injury free for more than a day. Check out the latest “boo boo” on her head. They’re scabs right now… scabs that have been opened and then healed twice already.
And these aren’t the first ones. Zana has had two black eyes and this golf ball sized lump on her head:
I rushed to the ER when that one happened, worried sick. Meanwhile, Lira’s main concern was whether this meant she could eat Zana’s goldfish… you can see the concern on her face in the background of the photo above.
Lessons learned at the ER:
- An outward lump is much better than an inward lump.
- If your kid is crying, that’s a good thing/
- Vomiting isn’t good, but it isn’t necessarily horrible either.
- The main concerns are changes in pupil size and dizziness. Also, you can feel to find out if the lump is “crunchy,” which obviously isn’t good.
The thing is, Zana isn’t even clumsy. She’s just wild! Always jumping off the highest thing she can find, sprinting full-speed into anything in her path.
Nobody’s called child protective services on us yet, so that’s exciting. But I hate to see the kind of damage she can do to herself as she gets older.
Has anyone else raised a wild child? Any tips?