Well, today I had to remind him that we needed him to find a tool for that.
It was one of the nights we were preparing for our annual Christmas Party and everything was chaos. All the adults were working on projects of cooking, decorating, and cleaning. That means the kids had to fend for themselves for a little while, which usually includes a movie and refilling of the snacks.
It's pretty late (kids time) and I hear Corbin fussing about his finger. Aunt Bekah was downstairs and not to worry. But I hear moans and screams that call for a mother's attention.
Corbin had gotten his finger stuck in the lid of his water bottle. Just pull it out. Right? Despite the protests. Every tug of any kind was met with this scream of pain. Corbin is a very tough kid. He falls or does things to himself with no complaints so this must be pretty serious.
So, we tried it all. Vaseline, oil, running cold water, more twists and tugs. Nothing was working and nothing was budging. We soaked his hand in ice water hoping to let the finger relax from the trauma. While Matt and I discussed our options. Do we take him to the emergency room? We don't want his finger to loose circulation. Can we use a tool to cut it? Too close to the skin.
Well, its worth a shot.
Just relax Corbin. Dad is a trained professional.
and it worked. The plastic was brittle so off it popped.
The whimpers of relief were escaping from Corbin. You can tell a little bit in the picture that his skin was cut in a ring where we were tugging on the lid. There was no pulling that sucker off without skinning his little finger.
Well, Matt got to use a tool on his kid after all and I bet Corbin will never put his finger in another hole for a long time.