Monday, November 19, 2007

Fun Monday

I've been reading Fun Mondays on other people's blogs for sometime and they have been fun. So, today I'll give it a go to.

The host is Karisma and she has asked for a story:

"I want you to take a trip down memory lane, and keep right on going, right back to your childhood. And I want to hear "THAT STORY". You remember the one? Yes, you do! The one your parents, siblings, extended family or friends, would never let you forget, live down or get over!"

My story is from way back when my brother was 3 or 5, I'm not really sure because we weren't so aware of ages back then. Anyway, he always brings this incident up and each time, its as if he's re-living it.

It happened when our parents left us at home with the babysitter. We must have gotten tired of playing with the large boxes that my dad had brought home for us to tumble around in. Somehow, we worked our way to the bathroom and started using the bath as a slide. Anybody who knew my brother back then would know that he was a daredevil. So, I guess it must have been too boring for him to slide down on his bum because he tried to do it on his tummy. Here comes the part that he never lets me forget.

He must have knocked his chin upon landing on the base of the bath because the next thing I know, he's standing there with blood trickling down his chest. It seems my memory is video only, no audio. I don't remember hearing him crying or saying anything.

Now his version of the tale would be "My chin was hanging wide open down to my neck and blood was gushing everywhere! And what does my sister do? She gets me a band-aid and tries to stick the gaping hole up" I don't know what he expected me to do. I was either 5 or 7!!

Its true, I did stick a band-aid on him. And, he did get 3 stitches (without anesthetic!!) so it must have been pretty bad. But at the time, I didn't see all that much blood and I thought he would have liked the band aid. And I did make the call to our parents.

I think it was the horrible ordeal of having 3 stitches without anesthetic that sticks in his mind. But why stick my face to that evil, why not the doctor's??? I wasn't even in the clinic at the time.

22 comments:

Hootin'Anni said...

I like the idea of sister coming to the rescue with a band-aid!!

Serina Hope said...

I like that you tried to help him.
You would think that he would appreciate that.
This is a great story.

Tiggerlane said...

Welcome to Fun Monday!! Sounds like you were a good sister - I would have run screaming from the room!

Kellan said...

Yep - all my brothers recounts of stories are always exagerated!! This was a good story - take care and see you soon. Kellan

Robocop said...

You did well by performing first aid.

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

1) Welcome to Fun Monday! Glad you decided to join in the...FUN:).

2) Your brother probably got a cool scar out of it, so he should THANK YOU!

3) Why didn't your babysitter do more, for goodness sakes?

4) Why nothing to numb his poor chin? That certainly wasn't YOUR fault, though!

susan said...

Awww...you tried your best to fix it. He should consider you his hero. Baby brothers are so ungrateful!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

My older brother did something quite similar. Only he told me NOT to tell my mom and he'd give me candy. I had to have reconstructive surgery on my lip. He? Got in some MAJOR trouble.

Welcome to Fun Monday.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine contribution to Fun Monday

Gattina said...

I don't know if I would have thought about a band-aid ! that was really exceptional for such a little girl. But getting stitches without anything how horrible !

Gattina said...

Forgot to mention for me it is the first Fun Monday too !

Surfergirl said...

hahaha. he Does love to recount that story! you did the right thing though! when i was about 5-6 i also had an accident involving the chin--flew off the bike and scraped my chin badly. my brother, instead of coming to check up on me, ran AWAY from the scene to call my parents. scaredy cat! and he was about 12? hahaha. a few days after we had our school class photo taken so i have that giant scabby chin look immortalized!

Robinella said...

You should be commended for offering the band-aid. Great story.

Willowtree said...

That's amazing! I can remember using the bath as a slide too, but I think this is the first time I've ever thought about it, thanks.

Sandy said...

Brothers ALWAYS blame their sisters! It's evidently what we're for, you know? Great post!

Nap Warden said...

Way to come up with the band-aid sis!

Karmyn R said...

ha ha - well, according to my daughter, band-aids fix everything!

WorksForMom said...

He so exaggerated (mine still does the same thing). But oh how I love the visual of you coming to his rescue! :)

Serina Hope said...

I have a prize up for you!!

number said...

My bro split his chin too but it was while playing soccer with me and a couple of friends. He was 15. I only brought him home quickly while his blood trickled down his chin...no band-aids were available since we did not bring any first aid kid to the field. I think your brother keeps telling other people THIS STORY whenever he tries to get back at his sister!...ha ha ha!

Evelyn said...

Hahahaha! Sorry, I have to laugh. I can totally visualize it. You, being the responsible sister coming to rescue your brother with the band-aid! Markie did give your parents some grey hairs alright!

Alta said...

Band-aids cure everything!