That's right. Target. I figured I could make a trip to the holy land and drop $100 on nothing in particular. I also promised the kids a giant sized coloring book if they were good for the nanny.
I picked up Ava from gymnastics. Instead of going home to change out of her leotard, she said she'd just throw on some shorts because TARGET!!! We had to wait in the car for about 10 minutes before Ava got out of class so I let EZ bring the iPad. They have both been playing this new Inside Out game based on the movie. It's a lot like Candy Crush. They love it and keeps them busy. It was free which makes me happy.
So anyway, Ava jumps in the car and off we go. About five minutes from Target, EZ was stuck on a level and he wanted me to help. I couldn't because I was driving but asked Ava to help. Well, she got him through the level but kept on playing which made EZ mad and SO MUCH SCREAMING AND FIGHTING. And then...
I heard a real scream. You know, the scream that means some bad shit just happened and someone might actually be dying so you better pull over? That. I couldn't see what happened because DRIVING! EZ sits behind me and he was the one screaming bloody murder. I tried to see what was going on the rear view mirror and then he turned his face and I got a glimpse.
I don't think I have ever pulled over so fast in my life. There was blood streaming down EZ's face. It LOOKED bad because there was blood everywhere. Ava was balled up in her booster crying her eyes out saying she was sorry over and over. EZ was crying and kept touching his face getting blood on his hands, clothes, hair, pretty much everywhere.
So what happened? Ava threw the iPad at EZ and it nailed him right under the eye. It was about a half inch long cut. It wasn't bad enough that it required stitches, but it cut our Target trip short. GAWDAMMIT.
I detoured to Walgreens because I had it in my head I'd just use liquid bandage because a real bandaid wouldn't work right next to his eye. We looked like a train wreck of a family walking in Walgreens. I only had some teeny Kleenexes found at the bottom of the glove box to clean stuff up. WHY don't I ever have napkins in the car? This a common problem for me. I never have napkins or Kleenexes when necessary. This is just one thing about me that irritates the hell out of J. :)
I did the best I could to clean EZ up, but man he looked pretty tore up. Ava's face was red and splotchy from crying hysterically. Do you know that she was seriously terrified that he'd throw the iPad back at her and insisted I not give it to him? I mean really. Siblings. I swear.
I find the liquid bandage and head home without too many stares and gasps. I plop EZ on the kitchen counter, clean up his face, and whip out the liquid bandage. I gently apply a small amount and....
HOLY SHIT!!! I'M SO SORRY! I DIDN'T KNOW IT WOULD BURN!!! OMG STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE! I WON'T PUT ANYMORE ON!!!! SHHH, IT'S OK! I'M SORRY! Please don't let the neighbors call CPS. Please, please, please. I'm not abusing him, I was just trying to help.
So there you have it, do NOT use liquid bandage on a fresh cut. It burns. Lesson learned.