Well, I had an interesting afternoon today. Elise was in bed for a nap, but not sleeping, rather playing in bed. I heard a thump and crying so I headed down to give her a hug as I figured she had just fallen out of bed. When I got to her room, she was climbing back into bed, but her face was just covered in blood. My heart skipped a beat, but I grabbed her up and ran to the kitchen. I grabbed a rag and began trying to discover the source of the bleeding. She had split open her forehead. It was pretty deep and looked like it would need stitches, so I called my Mom to come get me as I don’t have a car when John is at work. She was the only person I could think of in my state of mind that didn’t have kids they’d have to pack along with them. As it turned out my brother, Ben, called just after Mom hung up with me and was still in town, so she sent him instead. That was a lot quicker and I actually don’t know that my Mom had a car at home either. We went to the clinic and had to wait awhile but Elise was very brave even though she got 4 stitches. When she first knew that we were going to the doctor she asked if she was going to have to get a shot. I promised her she wouldn’t (which I then regretted as she did need a shot before the stitching to numb the skin). Then she told me she needed a bandaid. Even when I assured her she would probably get one at the Dr.’s office she said she wanted one of hers. Thankfully they had a really pretty one there. She impressed me with her courage even when I told her I was wrong and that they would have to give her a shot so she wouldn’t hurt when they gave her stitches. I told her if she layed still it would go faster. They wrapped her up so she couldn’t move her arms, but I think she would have been fine without it as she didn’t move a bit even when he was numbing it. Now that it is over, I am kind of shaky, but Elise is thrilled. She got a pretty band-aid, two prizes, and a certificate of bravery good for a taco and cinnamon twists at Taco Bell. We also rented a couple of movies. She called several people and told them the whole exciting story. I think it was good for her to be the one at the doctor’s office for once rather than Emma.