I swear I don’t.
However, this is Little Miss today. I’ve faced the question constantly over the past four days, “What happened? Did you punch her or something?”
No, I didn’t touch her. I would never touch either of the wee ones. Little Miss happens to be allergic to mosquitoes. If you look carefully, you can see the bite — now that the swelling and bruising has gone down slightly four days later.
You’d think that I would keep her at home when she looks like this – and worse in previous days. You’d think that I’d have the sense to avoid the questions and the suspicious looks.
Nope. Not so much. Little Miss has been to the nursery at church, in church, to the childcare area at our club, to the pool, to Spanish classes, to gymnastics, out to dinner, and to the grocery store.
And everywhere I go, I now preface it with, “Little Miss is allergic to mosquitoes. Her eye is pretty well swollen, but it isn’t an eye infection and nothing is contagious.”
We stay inside whenever we expect mosquitoes, and we use the new clip-on bug keep away things. They work, for the most part. But wow, were those mosquitoes vicious on the Fourth. She got bit twice on her arm and one additional bit on her jaw line. Poor kid.
But next time she gets bit near her eye and it looks like she’s got a shiner versus the usual swelling and bruising on her arm or leg, I’m putting her into hiding until it goes away!
Fingers crossed that she outgrows this allergy someday! Soon.