Tuesday, July 30, 2013


We haven't had any trouble with mosquitos this summer, and my kids are outside all day every day, so I haven't purchased any mosquito repellant yet - there seemed nothing to repel! Until this morning, when Caroline woke up with 18 mosquito bites - eighteen! I covered them all with calamine lotion and she looked like a chicken pox kid, but before the morning was over she'd gotten at least 2 more bites, for a grand total of 20 bites in less than 24 hours. Patrick and Eli were relatively unscathed (about 4 bites each) but Eli got bit on the ear and his ear apparently didn't like THAT and it swelled up so big! The more he scratches the bigger it gets, so I gave him some Benadryl before his nap in the hopes that it'll go down... but FIRST (like any good mom who laughs when their kid gets hurt in a funny way) I took a picture.
 He REALLY didn't want me to take a picture, but I though this provided a pretty good angle, too

Finally he sat up. It sticks out so far! And it's really red and rubbery. Reminds me of Will Smith's lip when he has an allergic reaction in "Hitch."
So we're out of milk in the house, but I ran a special errand on got some bug repellant.


Kari and Jonathan said...

Amelia too!! Must have been while then were in the pool yesterday. She woke me up TWICE in the night saying she itched, and then this morning she had 6- SIX- just on one of her upper arms. Crazy.

Kari and Jonathan said...

I hope that dang mosquito got so much of Caroline's blood it exploded and died. That'll teach him.

Eric and Amy said...

Ha ha ha! I woke up with 3 mosquito bites the other morning after not getting bitten all summer. While I REALLY don't like mosquito bites and feel bad for the kids, that Hitch picture cracked me up!!