Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oh, the blood!

I'm such a failure as a mother, lol. I'm extremely easily grossed out. EXTREEEMELY easily! I can't handle the sight of blood at all. I can barely look at papercuts. Before I had kids people kept telling me that once you have kids it doesn't bother you anymore, you just deal with it, but that's SO not the case.

Josh has been working on pulling a loose tooth out all day. He now has it almost out and he just came running in here with blood all over the place. The area around his tooth is totally bleeding. It's not a big deal, it's totally normal, but still, it completely freaks me out. Usually Shawn is around for these situations and nothing in the world grosses him out (he REALLY want to watch my gallbladder surgery!), but he's not home right now, so I'm on bloody mouth duty. I try to remain calm in these situations, but seriously, I'm freaking out on the inside.

I gave Josh a glass of water and told him to swish and spit, but I had to leave the room while he did it. He's having a great time with it, grossing out mom by trying to show me his tooth barely hanging on.

So this isn't really an emergency, he'll get that tooth out tonight and the blood isn't bothering him a bit. In the meantime I'm hiding in the other room hoping that Shawn gets home REALLY soon!

So the moral of this story is that if there's ever a major emergency and you lose a limb or get a papercut or something, you'd better hope that there is someone around besides me. I'm just totally worthless in these situations. :)


Unknown said...

I've always heard about having kids makes you immune to bodily functions. So not true! I am ok with blood, but puke, poop, nu huh. No way! Good luck on the tooth front. I actually can't wait till my Ds looses his first tooth!

Minyo said...

We haven't had any loose teeth at our house yet. My 6-year-old will be the one freaking out when she sees the blood.

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