new years day

We just started off our year with a great start. I mean, the best. I spent the day putting some Christmas things away here and there... The kids were all showered and ready to head over to my parents' house when Dom came upstairs from the basement quite upset, quickly followed by Letty insisting it wasn't her fault. He had been running and jumping and doing whatever it is Dom does down in the basement and fell into the ottoman. Which is padded but has a frame under the pad that he just happened to hit. And for lack of a better word the corner punctured the side of his nose.  A quick Facetime call to my paramedic brother later and Dom and I were off to get that remedied at Urgent Care. Thankfully we didn't have to wait long to be seen and told that yes, he did in fact need stitches. They tied him down real tight and I just had to hold his little hand as he kept going with a litany of "you're going to kill me" and "I'm going to die" and "it hurts it hurts" and "are you done yet?" and "I don't like this!" I'm sure you can imagine how fun that was for everyone in the room. I'll spare you the "before" photo...

The rest of the day was a blur but we did head to my parents' where my mom had cooked quite the spread. I literally have zero photos from New Year's Day other than these involving Dom's poor nose...It always takes me a bit to calm down after traumatic things like this... but I'd say after two nights I was able to sleep without waking up and recalling the entire affair. Good news is that when they took the stitches out five days later he laid there quite calmly and it was not nearly as upsetting. And the nose looks great!