I have band aides everywhere. Everywhere. They are in the car, diaper bag, purse, and bathroom. I used to have antibiotic ointment everywhere too. It felt like every time I went to the store I was buying more of the stuff. My kids got into the habit of needing ‘medicine’ every time they needed a band aide.
Oh and let’s not forget the tears that come with these bumps and bruises. Tons. My kids know how to cry and I swear they know how to make tears run down their faces on cue. The bump could be invisible or something that turns ugly purple in just a second, and the tears flow just as much.
What do I do after they have a bump? Well I turn to Sting E. Medicine.
Sting E. Medicine.
My husband’s homemade remedy is guaranteed to fix any minor bumps or bruises. Let me assure you we seek proper medical attention when blood is gushing or bones could be broken.
For those times when the kids wish they could be hurt enough for a big deal to made, but Mom or Dad can’t find a distinguishable mark or if there is a tiny scrape or bruise, my husband came up with the best thing ever.
He keeps it in an old green bottle. All it takes it a Q-tip to administer. You simply put some on the Q-tip, cover the boo-boo or “owie” with medicine, give kisses and hugs, then send the patients on their way. Don’t forget the buildup before you apply it. Make sure you tell the patient that it might hurt or sting a little so they are ready. Prepare them for the pain. That helps. You can also put on that band aide that has Cars or Hello Kitty on it. In a pinch you can use the boring brown ones if you draw a smiley face on with a marker.
My kids love Sting E. Medicine.
What is the secret? Shhh….don’t tell my kids. Please don’t tell my kids! I’m holding on to this remedy as long as I can.
It is water. Yep. Water.