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Monday, May 26, 2008

The Blood Bath

The other day I was not feeling great but I decided it would be a good idea to watch the kids that I live with. I try to be helpful as much as I can. Gwyneth and Dave both had things they needed to do so I was glad I could help. Well it all began with our trip to Chik-fil-a. Genious they could eat and play. Well we got our food and I must say that Morgan did a great job eating and was very pleasant so I excused her to the play area while Joshua and I finished our food. We were of course right next to the area in case of emergency. We were eating and giggling when someones kid runs out and screams there is a kid on the slide bleeding. I quickly think dangit. I go in to the area and of course hear Morgan screaming. She refuses to come down the slide. I try to encourage her but to no avail. So what do you think happens next. I decide to climb my very large @$$ up the slide to save the day. As I am climbing up the slide there is blood rushing towards me. It is not until I get almost to the top the top that I see her. She has both arms and legs pressed against the sides so that she does not go down the slide. Besides the death grip she has the worst bloody nose that I have ever seen in my life and in front of her there is a giant pool of blood and this is coming from a family where my brother is an athlete I have seen my fair share of bloody noses. I can not describe to you the horror as I try to coax her down. She says to me I can't come down I will get in on my clothes. Mind you she has blood pouring down her face and the front of her white shirt is red at this point. So I procede to Grab her hand and force her down the slide. We run to bathroom and we are almost there when someone offers a napkin. I keep running and yell no thanks. You are never to busy for good manners. We get in there and I kid you not her nose bleeds for what seems like hours but I think that is was more like 5 minutes but that is a long time. She quickly stops crying and as I hold paper towel on her nose I call her mom. I guess this has been a common occurence in the house for you see Josh has already had his nose cauterized. I am thinking our next stop will be the emergency room. There was even blood coming out of her mouth. GROSS! Her mom is very calm and gives me some instructions and says that she will call Dad because he is closer. We hang up and shortly after the blood slows down and stops so I call her back and tell her to call off Dave. She does and I am talking to Morgan apologizing for the accident and she comforts me by saying oh Leah it's not your fault my friend did it. So of course I have to carry her to the car because she has just been through this terrible ordeal. We are on our way home and she says I am excited I get a bath. And then she insists on calling her parents of course I oblige and she gives them a play by play. She tells them but don't worry because my friend Leah helped me. She is so funny. I decide then to call my mom the nurse not to ask medical advice but instead I ask how to get the blood out of our clothes. Morgan then decides that she really needs to talk to my mom and let her know what happened. She tells her the story and then says Leah and I were so scared but I made it. She is so smart. Did I mention that she is barely 4. We did in fact make it and the parents were very grateful that I was watching her and not one of there normal teenage babysitters. I forgot to say that not one person from Chik-fil-a said anything to us. Crazy huh! Well that is all for now. Stay tuned.


Blogger Amy said...

I feel your pain. Ashlee has been known to have those nasty nose bleeds also. I blame it on her Dad!

May 26, 2008 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger gigi said...

The Chick fil a people see that sort of thing every day so why should they say anything. They were also thinking "I'm not cleaning that up!" Good to hear from you even if it was a bloody post!

May 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Nate+Haley said...

Good job staying calm! Not many people can say that.

May 27, 2008 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Wow, that sounds quite scary. Glad everything turned out alright.
This is Natasha (Sister Messier) I found you through Becky's blog.

May 28, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Sass E-mum said...

That sounds terrifying. On the basis of that story I'd be happy for you to babysit Ellie - though I appreciate the journey might be a little out of your way.

May 30, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger UtahGma&Gpa said...

Okay, Leah, I have found you! Now, we can keep in touch. It sounds like you are keeping busy. JaLynn's oldest daughter, Shalayne, is staying with us and working for Bret & Ken. Call us. I'm sure she would love to do something with you. She doesn't know anybody besides our family, in Salt Lake. She attended our Singles Ward, last Sunday. Where do you attend church? Send me your phone number. Love you, Aunt Carolyn

June 3, 2008 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Aramie Randall said...

I am proud of you! I definitely think you earned your keep that day!

June 4, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Julie J. said...

LEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you!!!!!!!

June 7, 2008 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

For real--who had to clean up the slide? Ew.

I had to have my nose cauterized when I was 12. One of the most painful experiences of my life.

June 8, 2008 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Hunt Family said...

Hi Leah, sounds like you are having a great time there. I am so glad that my kids didn't inherit noes bleeds from Joe, apparently he had some great ones when he was younger. Hey check out my blog, I tagged you.

June 9, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger UtahGma&Gpa said...

First, Leah, who is the "Queen?"

Second, you are invited to dinner on Sunday, Father's Day, at 5 p.m.
Bret, Ken & families will be here. We are going to barbeque! Hope to see you. Love you, Carolyn

June 10, 2008 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Margie said...


June 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Margie said...

OK so you took the time to change your page but you couldnt just make alittle post. What is wrong with this picture!!!!!!!!!!!

June 17, 2008 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Cindy Judd said...

Sounds like you do well under pressure and you are right, you are never too busy for good manners!
Love you,Leahlou

July 3, 2008 at 9:27 AM  

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