Monday, April 20, 2009

GUILTY

Yall are so sweet with your comments on me being a great Mom, but before we get too excited....
Setting:
Sunday night - we stayed home all day as I have been having some issue with allergies and we did not make it to church that morning or to our group that night. Claire and I were sitting on the couch all cuddled up in a blanket. Shane is doing the dishes from dinner. Claire suddenly says, "Do you hear that? Is that Owen?" I realize she is referring to the sound of her new Nintendo DS that the Easter Bunny brought her, coming from upstairs....Owen is the only one upstairs. Owen is not allowed to play with the DS, Owen knows this fact.

Claire bolts up the stairs to get it from him, I stay on the couch. As she reaches the top of the stairs, I suddenly hear a LOUD "THWACK" and Claire starts screaming crying. I then fly up the stairs as I could tell in her voice, something is wrong. As I am halfway up the stairs, I see Claire at the top holding the DS, forehead and face covered in blood!!!!!!!!!!!!

I yell for Shane. I reach Claire and blood is literally pouring over her eyes and face from her forehead and she is in sheer pain and panic. I frantically yell for Shane and he knows now I am panicked and comes up the stairs with a towel. Neither one of us can see what has exactly happened, but in usual Shane and Rachel reaction, I am an absolute basket case and Shane calmly scoops her up takes her downstairs while holding the towel on her head. I now have to find the guilty party...

Owen was hiding in the covers in his bed, knowing he is in trouble. He gets in trouble and I bring him downstairs to see what he has done. He is bawling his eyes out, as is Claire, and he refuses to look at her. Shane has her cleaned up and we can make out a DEEP vertical gash/cut (about 1.5 inches) in her forehead just above her left eye, still bleeding. We don't know whether to take her to the ER, as Claire DOES NOT do well in those situations. Of course, this is Sunday evening, so Mom and Jake are not across the street to give us their opinion as they are at Church. As well, Shane's dad, who used to be a medic, is not available either as they are hosting their group. So Shane sends me to Walgreens with Owen to pick up some butterfly stitch/bandage and any other first aid items I can find. He has Claire calm, so she is finally relaxing her face and the cut is not constantly staying open and he is somewhat controlling the bleeding.

Owen and I run to Walgreens, $30 later in first aid items, I am on way home in a nervous breakdown. My first since I have been pregnant...all I can think is "Pretty soon, Bree is going to be in the middle of all this chaos!!!" I calm down, get home and all is well. Shane has Claire in a good spot, he doctors her up with a butterfly stitch and she seems okay. We wait a little bit and run by Shane's parents' house and he checks her out and says we did the right thing. We finally find out that Owen was at the top of the stairs when Claire came up and when he saw her, he threw the DS at her head!! Owen felt so bad and everytime we would talk to him about it, he would stick out his lip and start tearing up. Claire was a good sport, not too mad, she just said "Me and Owen just don't like each other" =).

When Shane was doctoring Claire, Owen was insistent that the get a bandaid on his head too, we had to make some light of the situation...we laughed so hard at him as he he indeed wore his shame =)...Claire is much better today and not bleeding at all. She hates to have her bandages changed, but other than that, we are all good!!


21 comments:

Carolyn said...

Man I have MISSED these stories...and these faces!!!!

Brittney said...

Good thing you have a sweet girl coming! I don't know if you could handle 2 Owens! Ha!!!! Well, I guess it is drama verses roughness. Which is harder I wonder???? Sometimes I think with all the drama of my two girls, I wouldn't mind having me a rough and touch little boy! :)

Jillian said...

Poor Claire:( I have younger brother and he would have totally done something like that to me:)

Amanda said...

Oh wow. I am rolling out of my chair right now just picturing this! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but a great story to look back on! He so knew he was caught!

My name is Megan... said...

oh goodness!!!! I'm glad she is okay!! This is pretty typical...my brother pooked my hinney with a pencil when we were running up the stairs mad at one another, haha. hang in there!!!!

The Heckathorns said...

Awwww, poor Claire! Little brothers are so bad to their older siblings! Luka did the same thing to Kirby, except it wasn't a Nintendo DS...it was his steel semi-truck and he just chucked it at his head! No blood, but he had a good goose egg for a long while!

Did you get some of that scar medication to put on her head? Hopefully it doesn't scar up too badly! She still has to make it on TV and DWTS! :)

And i'm LOL-ing at Owen's badge of shame. Too funny!

Brooke Bertalan said...

Oh poor Claire! I can imagine you freaking out as I would have too. I still think you and Shane are the best parents to your children. That is so sweet that Owen felt so bad about what he had done. Claire and Owen can be so sweet to each other even though they think they don't like each other.

Tara Gibson said...

I would have been a basket case too! I cant even look at her cut, it makes me cringe! ouch! That picture is priceless!

Lane said...

OH NO!!! Poor Claire! Love that picture though!

CAMoore said...

Ohhhh - poor Claire! I would probably have passed out with all the blood!

I bet Owen learned a lesson that evening... poor little fella! (But throwing is bad!) :)
haha

writing4612 said...

All I can say is that's just like a brother! We were twins and he was always trying to beat up on me when we were kids!

writing4612 said...

Glad Claire is ok though!

Kristy said...

Oh my word! I am dying over Owen's "Guilty" badge. Hysterical! Glad Claire is okay!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That band aid on Owen's head is priceless. I could tell you so many horror stories of mine and my brothers fights. But i don't want to scare you!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Poor Claire...I'm glad she's OK!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hilarious!

Heather said...

Crack me up, poor Claire! Love that picture!

alyssa said...

what about how she got you back by not wearing her tutu :) i loved that!

alyssa said...

i tagged you :)

Jessica said...

Ouch!!! Don't worry Bree will fit in and ride along just fine with all the craziness of fun.

Maggie said...

OMG - Rachel, I would have totally freaked out, too!!! That TOTALLY sounds like something that Jonah would do. Poor little Claire!! And so sweet that Owen felt bad about it.

LOL "Me and Owen just don't like each other!" haha, that cracks me up!!! =)

And your nervous breakdown, lol, bless your heart!!!