Photo-A-Day #1847

We went for a little walk around the neighborhood today after I was done with work. Along the route there were these little purple flowers. I noticed that very few of them were blooming.

Today Eva got her first splinter. I think the trauma that she suffered from us trying to get the splinter out was amplified by the trauma that we suffered at her screams. It was the worst. Since this was our first time dealing with this I’m pretty sure that we did it all wrong, but we did it the best we could. We’re going to search out some pain free ways to take out a splinter because there is still some that we were unable to remove. Eva is surprisingly strong. Allison might try this one tomorrow – Pain Free Splinter Removal.

Photo Information

Date Taken: Apr 29, 2010
Camera: Canon Point and Shoot (Aff Link)
Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (My Flickr)
ISO: n/a
Exposure: 1/500sec
Aperture: 2.8
Focal Length: 4.6mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Manual
Lens: Digital Macro

Does anyone have an idea how to do a splinter-ectomy on a squirmy 2 year old?

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10 Responses to “Early Blooming”

  1. Grandfather says:

    To Eva, welcome to Grandfather’s world of getting splinters. I have yet to find a pain free way to remove them. Give her a hug for me and tell her I ‘m thinking of her. Drew, we must have been on the same wave length with the pictures of blooming flowers.

    • Drew says:

      Dad,
      I’m pretty sure that Eva is not a fan of the splinters, at all. We’ll keep looking for a way to remove them.

      I think the photo you sent me in the morning must have been in the back of my mind when I was out taking pictures.

  2. Kevin says:

    Drew,

    Let me know if that baking soda works if you have the chance to use that method before I do. It sounds interesting.
    .-= Look at what Kevin wrote blog ..Sometimes things don’t go as planned =-.

  3. Deborah says:

    Wow, Lilacs already. I love lilacs. Splinters are nasty business when it comes to kids.

    • Drew says:

      Deborah,
      The splinter was terrible. She screamed like hell and twisted and turned, I was afraid I was going to hurt her arm and wrist. She just wouldn’t stay still.

  4. Mo says:

    POOR EVA!!! And Poor Allison and Drew!! That must have been so sad!! I hope she feels better soon! Are you introducing her to the joy of bandaids yet? I’m going to have to send her some Princess ones!!

    • Drew says:

      Mo,
      It was tough for Allison and I, really tough because we don’t want to see Eva in pain, but she was and it was hard to watch. She doesn’t quite like band aids yet, but she probably will.

  5. Mo says:

    That is so sad!! I just went back to the store because I had to bust into the Princess bandaids I got her after an unfortunate battle between my knuckle and a shelf today. Unfortunate because my knuckle lost…big time!! I’m putting the new ones I got her in the mail on Monday!! Princess Bandaids always make booboos better!! I hope you are all recovering well!!

  6. Janet says:

    For future reference, if part of the splinter is on the outside of the skin, you can sometimes use some real sticky tape – like mailing tape or duct tape to get it out.