So, I got a call today, no, not the LOA call, but a phone call from the school. Most parents get a bit nervous when they hear from their child's school. Around here it is a weekly thing. I can pretty much guarantee that Blake is going to call from school at least twice a week to ask if he can stay after for some activity. When Emma's school calls I know they are calling to let me know that she is "sick." So, I was a bit surprised when I looked at the caller ID to see that it was Mylee's school that was calling this time. I am not used to seeing her school's number so I will admit a bit of panic ran through me. Anyway, the first words out of the nurses mouth were "this is not an emergency, but a courtesy call to let you know what happened today." I was a bit relieved but not completely. She went on to let me know that Mylee had been brought to her office today because she had been bitten by another child on her cheek. Apparently a toy was involved. A toy that Mylee wanted and the little girl was not willing to give up. So, the result, Mylee was bitten on the cheek.
To be honest when I heard that I had to chuckle a little. The nurse said the teachers washed the area off with soap and water and the nurse had put a band-aid on it. She said "Mylee was so sweet about it, she didn't even cry." I thanked her for calling and and didn't really think too much about it until Mylee got home.
Mylee couldn't get off the bus fast enough to tell me what happened. She was so proud to show everyone her band-aid.
Me: "Mylee, what happened to your cheek?"
Mylee: "K bite my cheek."
Me: "Why did she bite you?"
Mylee: "K was playing with a toy. K doesn't say words and she bit my cheek. See?"
Me: "Are you okay?"
Mylee: "Yeah, Mrs. J took me to the nurse, I got a band-aid (pointing excitedly at her band-aid)."
Me: "Next time you need to ask nicely for the toy and not try to take it away."
Mylee: "Okay, but K doesn't say words and she bite my cheek, I got a band-aid."
Me: "Can I take off the band-aid to see your cheek and then we will put on another band-aid and some medicine."
Mylee: "I will show you."
And this is what I saw...
She was quite happy to show me her "battle scar."
At the suggestion of my neighbor I called my Pediatrician to make sure she didn't need a Tetanus shot or antibiotic. They assured me that she was okay and to just continue to put antibiotic cream on it.
As you can see, she doesn't seem to devastated about it. I on the other hand just hope that it doesn't scar.
LOA Update: Today is day 101:(