Daddy First Aid

Last week Angry Husband was home, because it was his day off.  Angry Kid got out of kindergarten and was hanging out in the front yard, with Angry Husband and a friend.  All of the sudden, I heard screaming and came out the front door.

I saw Angry Kid running from our side yard, with what appeared to be a swarm of bees flying around him.  I then heard Angry Husband screaming, “run run run”.  I had no idea what was going on.

Apparently, Angry Kid had accidentally stepped on a nest of hornets, which was on our lawn buried a little.  When he stepped on the nest, they came flying out.  Angry Kid got stung on his right hand.  My husband freaked out a little, because he (Angry Husband) is allergic to bee stings.  Angry Kid has never been stung before, so we were unsure if he was allergic or not.

Angry Husband finally got the kid to calm down so he could look at his hand.  He was able to get the stinger out.  Since, they were already on their way to lunch, Angry Husband went into the kitchen to give some ice so that they could go.  Because things like food are very important to the men in my house.

I thought my husband was going to return with a bag of ice, or maybe even vegetables to use as an ice pack. Nope, my husband handed my son a can of Dr. Pepper and told him to hold it.  My son got stung in the palm of his hand.

We had to explain the random Dr. Pepper at the restaurant, but it made for a good story.  When the Dr. Pepper was no longer cold, and my son’s hand felt better; the Dr. Pepper was pushed aside.  I grabbed it and exclaimed, “this is like liquid gold to me, do not leave my precious Dr. Pepper, I can still drink this when it is cold again.”

P.S. My son was not allergic and is fine now.  He loved telling all of his friends about his hornet sting.  And you know, he told the guy at the pool about the hornets in our front yard.  He thought my son said, “whores”.

11 comments
Alyssa M
Alyssa M

Poor little guy! I rolled up the car window on my 2-1/2 yr old's fingers yesterday, not as bad as a sting, but I felt horrible just the same. I think hornets in the yard is better than whores lol.

court
court

That is ingeneous. And scary. And I agree about it being liquid gold. I allow myself one Dr.Pepper a week. ONE. On Fridays and there is noting better.

Jenny @Home is Where...
Jenny @Home is Where...

glad he was okay! Makes me think of my husband's common first aid tricks- if something happens to the kids, and he is in charge, his remedy is usually ice cream or a hot bath, often it is both. Eh, it works out for him, somehow!

Lin
Lin

Just another reason why Dr. Pepper is amazing! Glad Angry Kid is doing well.

Jenna
Jenna

Haha, funny story. Actually, this was kinda smart of Angry Husband. A can is much easier to hold than a bag of ice would have been! Smart thinking!

Megan
Megan

hahahahaaa! Leave it to dad... so glad to hear AK isnt allergic. My kid got stung by bees at the park one day. it was kinda scarey for a bit waiting to see what kind of reaction he had. and dont you have some friends who could take care of the whores in the yard for you? ;)

Sandy L
Sandy L

The whores in your front yard...you really should do something about that. LOL So glad he wasn't allergic and that Dr. Pepper cured it all! (0:

Alysha
Alysha

haha... I mean ouch that sucks. Sorry still a little coo-coo over here. But really I love this story. Loved it when you tweeted about it too. Dr. P is turely good for everything. :) Oh yeah, and whores... HAHA!!! Ok, I think I can go to sleep now :)