There we were on a cold, dark, snowy Sunday night...
Just kidding. But really. We were.
Dusty was gone at a church meeting, and right as dinner time was approaching, Sadie started screaming of an earache. This happens occasionally, and Sadie will scream with equal enthusiasm if she doesn't get to open her own fruit snacks, so you never really know the level of pain going on.
Nonetheless, I immediately started putting Lavender, Basil, and Frankincense doTERRA oils on and around her ear (not in it), and also a few drops on a cotton ball and placed it on her ear along with a hot washcloth. I did this a few times over the course of 30-45 minutes, gave her some water, and just like that...she was out cold on the couch.
When she fell asleep, I hurried to feed the boys their dinner, then got them in the bath, and then their pajamas. Then Sadie woke up again, completely upset that I wasn't still down there by her, and complaining that her ear still hurt. So I put on more oils, tried to comfort her, and just when she was settled down...the phone rang. It was the missionaries. As I was on the phone, Canon started to cry, which set off Sadie as well. So I got off the phone, comforted them both, and as I was helping Sadie I heard a crash down the stairs.
That's never good. And when your stairs are made of marble, it's even a bit more scary.
I leaped up the stairs in about two strides to the first landing. There was Emmett, injured and crying, in his new little car he got for his birthday. I guess he pushed it over the edge of the stairs. I don't know exactly what happened, but there was a big bump above his left eye, with a diagonal line/bump all the way down to between his eyes. It made me cringe to think what happened.
I put some ice and a some different oils (Deep Blue blend and Helichrysum) on his forehead to help keep the bruising at bay. A couple days later he looked a bit like this:
He's been a pretty good sport about it all.
These were in the middle of dinner...in case that wasn't clear by the broccoli bits and gravy on his chin.
Oh buddy, your faces make me laugh.
And while that takes it's time healing, strangers who see us will just have to trust that he does belong to a loving family.