Someone suggested I total the number of times we've been to the ER. Well, I decided to list for the last 12 months.
In the last 12 months we have been:
Kari-cut her foot open--super glue
Alex-stitches in his hand
Kari-cut head open -- super glue
Me-ruptured ovarian cyst
Lizzy-cut back of head -- super glue
The first time D hurt his foot, we took him to the urgent care.
So 8 times in 12 months. LOL
Sadly, this isn't even close to our record. Lest anyone think we are negligent parents or something, I do have one child that has only been to the ER twice in his nearly 7 years of life.
The vast majority of the kids' injuries have come when they were supposed to be in bed and decided to do something stupid. Like when the almost 7 yo decided to stick a piece of a toy in his mouth a little too far and cut his uvula. . . blood gushed from his mouth and nose...real fun. Or Kari's head injury when she and Leelee decided to have a late night sword fight and she took a toy right to the forhead and split it open.
I think when you do have a family with five children, the chances for disaster increase dramatically!