Little Miss C went from tears to smiles all within an hour. Little girls can do this easily.
During gymnastics, she did a flip and whacked her knee into her nose. I don’t recommend doing this. There was lots of blood and lots of tears. Once I stopped the bloody nose and comforted Little Miss C, she went back on the floor for the last 10 minutes… flipping and cartwheeling across the mat.
Crisis averted. Whew!
As we drove home, Little Miss C shouts “Momma, I’m bleeding again.” As I look in the rearview mirror, I expect to see a bloody nose and upset face. But no. She’s…smiling. What? I’m confused. What’s going on?
I quickly pass the kleenex box to Big Sis M so she can ferry it back to Little Miss C. First things first. We need to stop the bleeding or at least stop the blood from getting all over the place. Yes, I know. My child is bleeding and I’m worrying about blood stains in the car at the same time. I can’t help it. My brain just works that way.
The bleeding stops easily.
Crisis averted. Whew! And she’s still smiling? Me – confused. Her – happy.
Me: “Little Miss C, why are you smiling?”
Little Miss C: “This Momma.” And she holds her hand in the air, with her fingers pinched together, kinda like the Statue of Liberty holds her torch.
Of course, I see nothing.
Me: “What is it?”
Little Miss C: “It’s my tooth!!!” she says with a “DUH” tone of voice.
Me: “You lost your tooth???” Dumbfounded. I wonder if the tooth fairy knows?
The simple thing I’m rejoicing in this week is Little Miss C plucking out her front tooth, as we drive home from gymnastics. And of course, her toothless smile!