My eight year old had a tough week. A couple of weeks ago, she got bitten by a spider (we think). We took her to the doctor after the second day when the bite didn't get better and was put on antibiotics. It helped but it didn't get rid of it completely so we took her again this past Tuesday. Well, on Wednesday, she spiked a fever and we took her to the pediatrician's office to make sure she didn't have the dreaded flu and to look at her bite. She had to get the bite lanced. Now for those of you who aren't familiar with lancing (like me), it's when a needle goes into the wound and sucks out all the goop that won't go away on its own. That was not a pleasant experience to say the least. She was still a little weepy when she got home. Then later on in the day, she got hives all over her legs so we had to stop the current antibiotics she was on and get another prescription.
She got bitten on her cheek of all places too. It couldn't have been on her leg or arm. It had to be on her face. Of course. And wouldn't you know it that she had her school pictures taken during that time too? Oh, and did I mention that there's a boy in her class that makes fun of her "pimple"? Hey Madeline, you'd better get zit cream for that. Hey Madeline, your pimple is HUGE. She would come home a little upset but she took it all in stride (atta girl!). I guess this little boy goes out of his way to aggravate all the girls from what I've heard. So at dinner, I made the mistake of telling Richard about the boy. I thought he would have some wonderful words of wisdom for her because he's good at soothing and making things all better like that. So Richard tells her Honey, the next time he says something about your bite just say that your bite will go away in a few days but he'll stay dumb forever.
I nearly choked on my food.
Have a great weekend everyone!