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12 March 2009 @ 09:06 am
I lead a dramatic life  
So I'm taking some birthday cupcakes out of the oven yesterday afternoon when I get an hysterical phone call from Ethan:

Ethan. Mom! Aaron fell and there's blood and his eye is OUT!

Me. ... WHAT?!

Ethan. (frantic) We need you to com up here. Uhhh. Mrs. Singleton wants to talk to you.

Me. Yes. Good idea.

So I get on the phone and it turns out that sweet Aaron James had RUN INTO A TREE and scraped his face. I get to the school and his teacher said, "Okay, Carrie, we think it's going to need a couple of stitches. I scoff at this, thinking, He ran into a tree! How bad could it really be?

My father-in-law (whose medical background is being a butcher and an electrical contractor - so...none) happened to be there giving AJ his birthday presents and he peeled back the bandage the school nurse had put on, and put it back quickly, saying, "Yeah, you're going to the hospital."

So we went. Aaron is very subdued at this point, and instead of the emergency room, we went to the urgent care center. When we get into the room, I finally see the gash on my baby's head, and do the all over body shiver. Because, YEAH. He got stitches. Seven stitches on his seventh birthday, which is rather poetic, when you think about it. And although he didn't appreciate when they shoved a four inch needle next to his eye, he handled the rest of it very well. He talked to us about learning about the planets in school, and even patted me on the hand and said, "Don't worry Mom, chicks dig scars." He even said he was going to get a little of his own back today and kick that tree on his way out of school, so I think he's going to be fine.

I, however, really don't care for seeing my babies sewn up. Good heavens, mother of mercy.

His father said he needs to come up with a better story than, "I ran into a tree." Like... there were nine... maybe TEN trees, and they all ganged up on me, but I fought em off...

Click for the pics, but not if you're squeamish about stuff...

He's FINE. But the drama king in him is eating this up.
I am:: bed
I feel:: busybusy
shady121 on March 12th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Oh poor AJ! I wish him a speedy recovery.

My newphew was playing a month or so ago and hit himself in the eye with a baseball bat and got stitches like that.

His story was like "This isn't bad, you should see the other guy, he's still in the hospital."

Many hugs to AJ. I hope he feels better. (And chicks do dig scars :))
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Hanson - RUListening?jandjsalmon on March 12th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Like... there were nine... maybe TEN trees, and they all ganged up on me, but I fought em off...
I LOVE that he's thinking of the positive - Chicks DO indeed dig scars. Jay has this big one on his knee - TOTALLY a draw for a young and impressionable Jessica.

And yeah - your husband pretty much wins and wit and adorableness! ;)

*hugs Momma* (I think you need more hugs than AJ *nods nods*)

Oh what the heck - *giant hugs to AJ too* ;)
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on March 12th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is going to be one fine scar. The ER trips are the worst part of parenting, I swear. My 7-year-old still talks about her 6-y.o. experience with the giant, pre-stiches 4-inch needle.

So... your newly-minted 7-y.o. says "Don't worry mom, chicks dig scars"? Hahaha! Clearly you are doing an awesome job raising him. But what's the deal with big bro saying to you "his eye is OUT!" *shivers* I guess he was upset about his little bro, which is sweet. It must have been a pretty gruesome sight when it happened. *pats you all* Heal quickly! Thank goodness it was after the big party, eh?
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on March 12th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Just have to add... the scar and the DIMPLE! Those poor girls (or boys) don't stand a chance against his charm. The adoring masses will surely rail against the pre-arranged marriage you have with the seegrim clan.
seegrim: beautifulseegrim on March 13th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

Yup, you know it. Becca's a lucky girl, indeed.
maureen: stridermaureen on March 12th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Chicks dig scars. That's AWESOME... and true!

I like the seven for seven poetry as well.
is pretty fucking ninja: Carrocaramelsilver on March 12th, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, damn, that will be an impressive scar! But I'm sure it'll heal well. You poor thing! I'm sure it must be awful getting that call. (But why would Ethan say his eye is out?)

The only time I ever had to stitch anything was in fourth grade when I got a rift on my eyelid. The scar is totally gone and I can't even remember which eye it was:P
Elle Blessingway: Saved the World? Party!elle_blessing on March 12th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
Aww! He's so cute! Even with stitches.

I'm glad he's okay *smooshes you both!*
.ryuugazaki on March 12th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! D: Glad to see that he's handling it well at least!

But I must say he's looking very modelesque in that second picture, haha.
seegrimseegrim on March 13th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
But I must say he's looking very modelesque in that second picture, haha.


You would know!

Elle: film the pb westleyelvishly on March 12th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I read this: "Don't worry Mom, chicks dig scars," and I just know he's going to make a speedy recovery. :P

Haha, that's so awesome. xD
The Mellifluous Leaper 182: Jon Stewart - Jon Giggles!leaper182 on March 12th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry that Aaron ran into a tree, but hee! Chicks dig scars. <3
sue_bridehead on March 12th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Poor baby...but poor Mom! (I think accidents bother us more than they do them.) :-\

At least he's got the right attitude about it. :-)
O Demanding One: Express: Aw! Teddyheyurs on March 12th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)

Handsome AND brave. *clucks over him* ;D

*huggles for the mom*

Not a lady at all: comic: nemocosmo_jenny on March 12th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
A seventh birthday he'll never forget, indeed.

And he really should find a better story behind the scar.
I have one in the same area from having chicken pox. That impresses no one, unfortunately.

Maybe he ran into the tree, trying to save a squirrel. Girls dig rescuers, too :)
Brendan: BSG - Comic Cottle - Frakking Hypochondrbrendanm720 on March 12th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
I got one like that when I was about his age... Only it was right next to my left eye and I had 9 stitches.

There was an incident with a piece of furniture.

And it's possible that chicks dig scars; I'm not a chick, so I can't verify that, but I was told the same thing. :-D
dragonsangel68: HP - Draco gigglingdragonsangel68 on March 12th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
"Don't worry Mom, chicks dig scars." *giggles* So true! I've seen the sparkle of admiration in a young girl's eyes as she's examined and heard the 'stories' my son's war wounds ;)

Stuff like this is always far more traumatic for mum than it is for the kids *pats*
raspberry_rave on March 12th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ouch! *hugs you both* Positive thinking is good, AJ. I'm still curious about HOW he ran into the tree. *is boggled*
Katemugglechump on March 12th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Owie! On his birthday, too. That just bites. I'm glad he's doing well.
ex_justduch on March 12th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
My midget fell at school 2 weeks ago running on the concrete. She got 6 stitches in her chin, which was fine but the numbing needle? You'd think we were poking her with a branding iron. She used it as an excuse to try and do nothing till they came out, lol.

Glad he's okay and now he'll have a cool scar to impress with later. ;)
Leigh: Gryffindorleigh_adams on March 13th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Aww!! *huggles the little woobie*

Tell him that instead of saying he ran into a tree, he should say that he was sprinting/running/doing something macho and came to a sudden arboreal stop. :D
sereniteyssereniteys on March 13th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh poor AJ! but at least he found a silver lining. 'Chicks dig scars'. So funny.

Hope his revenge goes well.
seegrim: L&S BFFseegrim on March 13th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
I think you were very brave. You did good, Carrie.

*hugs you*
dL: foodheartdieloreley on March 13th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
He's one handsome boy. *smooshes him* Is your heart beating again? It must've given it an attack to hear "...his eye is OUT!". Although, it must make you some sort of pirate lass to have a pirate for a son... right?
Mala13oct on March 13th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
"Don't worry Mom, chicks dig scars." - LOL!

Hope he's back to normal.