Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Little D was so excited about the cake I baked last week that in her excitement, she forgot that the baking tray was hot and touched it just as I took it out of the oven. Ouch! We applied honey on it immediately, as MIL said that it was the best cure for burns.
A little while later a little blister appeared on her delicate pointer. She immediately asked for a band-aid. MIL got her one with tigger and pooh on it. And, you know what? She loved the band-aid, and it sure made it less painful for her.
A few days later, I was relieved to see that the blister had healed. But a small tiny mark remained on her finger. But Little D still insisted that she needed a band-aid for her "wound". Now, after a week, the mark has disappeared, but the funny thing is : she can still see it and insists on a band-aid for it!
I have since learnt the following about wounds:
* The fancier the band-aid, the longer it takes a wound to heal.
* When you let them see the whole box of cartoon band-aids, numerous imaginery wounds appear all over them! Even bruises need band-aids!
* With a plain band-aid, wounds heal fast super.
Moral of the story: If you want to save money, buy plain band-aids!
But to make it less painful for the child, just draw a smiley face/cartoon on it!