Saturday, October 20, 2007

Words you don't want to hear...

It has been pretty uneventful around here, not that I'm complaining, mind you. But there are events that happen which make one appreciate ordinary-ness. Such as the one that happened this afternoon. I'm standing in the kitchen working on dinner, when D comes in from outside screaming that he has something in his eye. I'm elbow-deep in dough, so I send B in to help D wash whatever it is out. I continue making dinner until I hear, "I can't see! It hurts! I can't see!" being screamed from the bathroom. I knew that great quantities of blood make me drop what I'm doing and run, but now I know that potential blindness also fits into that category. D still had an intact eyeball, so I was able to calm my initial panic. While I was flushing D's eye with water, I sent B out to get his father. In B's typical under-reacting way, B told his father that I wanted him inside because D couldn't see, in a tone of voice that one would use for a statement such as, "I'm going to go play at a friend's house." J, as he ran inside, couldn't decide whether he should be grabbing the car keys to rush to the ER, or to send D a message to just open his eye lid. In the meantime, the flushing had done it's job, and sight had been restored. D was still complaining that it hurt and we were a bit mystified, because we couldn't see anything in the eye. We were mystified that is, until A walked in and informed us that D had been playing with some ornmental hot peppers; opening them up and lining all the seeds along his fingers and hands. I can only imagine how much that stung to wipe all that hot pepper oil into his eye. And what's the moral of the story? That ornamental peppers look great in a pot on the porch, but don't forget to give all members of the family warnings about breaking them open and inserting them into one's eye.

3 comments:

Leslie & Shaune said...

ouch. been there and i have done that. it burns like nobody's business. ouch.

Nicki said...

Ouch, that has to hurt!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad he didn't lose an eyeball!!! I have learned to absolutely cherish the ordinary-ness too!

Carissa said...

OUCH! They tried eating them at my husband's workplace, just so you know that is not good either!

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