Tonight I grated my fingers…straight through the nail and across the knuckles. Hurts, I screamed, blood!
It got us thinking, we don’t have a first aid kit. What if our boys crack their head open, loose a tooth? Cut their arm? I really have no supplies.
Starting this week, I need to put together something. First, I need more band-aids, and not just kids ones.
Then I need to brush up on my first aid skills. It’s been years since I’ve done a course, and having kids, I should know what to do. My husband freaks out at blood, bumps and bruises, so I really need to know my stuff.
Years ago, my husband split his head open on a kitchen cupboard. We had just carved the roast, making the gravy and then he smacked his head! Blood everywhere. He didn’t know if we should eat first or head to the hospital first. I said hospital. Lucky, he ended up with 3 stitches in his skull. The roast wasn’t as good after a few hours, but at least his head was stuck back together.
So parents (and maybe those who aren’t parents) get a first aid kit together. Learn the basics, you never know when you will need a normal band-aid or CPR.