The kids spent that morning at my parents house and it started swelling more there, so Boppa had the great idea of putting cold fast food ketchup packets on it to help it go down. What a good idea...they are the perfect size and shape for this owie. This picture was taken later that afternoon after a morning of using the packets. This picture just doesn't show the full damage...it was much darker and puffier than this photo conveys.
What a smart boy...he wanted to play, but was frustrated at not being able to use a "package" and have both hands available to play at the same time. I noticed him digging through his toy bins until he found his Super Why mask and then disappear into his bedroom. A little bit later, he emerged quite proud of himself. He did run into the walls a couple times since his depth perception was off, but after a couple reminders from us, he just slowed down and was more careful and deliberate in his actions. Silly boy :)
This day was just not a good day for Bubba...in addition to the black eye (which as of today is a nasty green, brown and yellow color and has gone around the inner corner of his eye), he slammed/closed a couple fingers in things, hit his mouth twice, once hard to enough to bleed all over and leave a scabby spot, and then ended the day by scraping his knee while riding scooters with his neighbor friend. Thankfully the rest of the weekend was far less traumatic for the poor boy!