This was three years ago when my four-year-old was only one. I was homeschooling my oldest at the kitchen table while my baby was playing happily behind me. All of the sudden my baby started crying. I turned around and my hand went to my mouth as I stood up. I could not figure out where all that blood was coming from. That’s when I saw it, the little jar of finger paint.
Wow, that would have freaked me out too! Happy to hear it ended well 🙂
Very scary! Glad you took the picture to show her when she gets older–maybe when she has kids that get into things.
that picture is scary!!! thank god it was paint!
Elizabeth Grimes says
Holy cow! Talk about a heart attack. What a relief to see the paint!
Oh my goodness, that is one very scary sight. I’m so glad it turned out to be paint, but I just can’t even imagine how your heart must have been racing.
Erin, Honestly says
Dude! That’s horrific. I bet your heart stopped! I’m glad it ended up being just finger paint!
L. Eleana says
I was horrified reading this post. That pic scared the crap out of me, I was thinking look at all the blood. I know you were scared crazy, so glad this was just paint.
Have a great weekend!
Oh my, that is very freaky! We had an incident with ketchup once, but it certainly was not that dramatic!
Oh my goodness!!!
Goodness, when I saw that picture I thought it was blood too! How scary!
Oh how terrifying! That would’ve stopped my heart, just for a second!
I can only imagine the set of circumstances in the right sequence of events that would bring about such an internal hodgepodge of emotions almost instantaneously. Good job of not dying of a heart attack on the spot!
JDaniel4's Mom says
Stopping from Mom Loop! I am so glad it was just paint.
That WOULD be scary!!
Jenny, Home is Where says
oh wow, that would have given me a heart attack!
Oh my goodness!!! That’s a scary sight! I’m glad to know it’s just paint. Whew!
Cara R. says
OH MY GOODNESS! That was funny ONCE I knew that baby was OK! That picture is “skeery” at first! I thought maybe a nose bleed ‘cuz my son gets those and they can be pretty bad if we don’t stop it quickly.
Not to be gross…well, OK, it will be gross…my arm looked like that in ER on Tuesday night. The nurse took blood and was trying to set me up for an IV port when blood suddenly shot everywhere – all down my arm, on the towel, on the sheet, the bed bars, and the floor! I didn’t realize she had done anything “wrong” and said, “Oh, we have a bleeder!” She said, “No, it was my fault!” LOL! Blood doesn’t bother me, but my daughter would have had a COW! (For the record, I was in ER with kidney and bladder pain, plus I had been sick with vomiting/diarrhea.) Yep, kidney stone! Don’t know if it passed yet, but I have a follow-up with urology and two prescriptions to keep me sane (or is it insane?) while I’m waiting.
Well, the site of the blood didn’t bother me, but I did want it cleaned up reasonably well. It was driving the nurse crazy though. She tried to clean up with small gauze pads and that wasn’t enough, so she had to get a wet rag. Later on, she came back in to put the IV fluids in, saw my arm, and got another wash rag to clean me up AGAIN! LOL! She kept saying, “It looks like a crime scene!” Despite my predicament, I found it rather amusing!
Yay only paint! Can you say heart attack? Scary!
Oh my! Yes, that would scare me too!
My oldest broke a water globe when she was about that age. I came into the room to find her sitting in a pile of glass and water. I can not tell you how carefully I checked her over, and more than one time, before I plucked her into the tub to rinse any glass shards off.