Sydney & Denny

Sydney & Denny
September at the Park

Friday, September 24, 2010

Daddy's Girl is Attacked! By Swing!

That's a lot of blood.
Holy crap what a day! Everything was going fine for the day. Everyone had settled down, and no one was cranky. We got Mommy off to work, and got Sydney to school. Denny took a good nap, and I got to do a lot of online reading. We even had an uneventful pick up from school. Then all hell broke loose. I took the kids to the park that is right near Sydney's school, and we had an amazing time. We had the park to ourselves, and I was feeling energetic. I was jumping around and playing with the two of them, making those squeals of laughter that I live for. Then it happened. Denny and I were swinging in one swing and Sydney was twisting the next one up to watch it unfurl. As Denny got up off of my lap, I turned and saw her jump back and start the screaming. I thought she had been hit in the eye by the swing. Oh, was I ever wrong. The metal chain that attaches to the swing had hit her in her right eyebrow. It opened up a cut that looked like a small fist had popped her upside the head. She was holding the spot where it hit as I went to comfort her, then I saw it. There was blood running down the side of her face at a pace that made me very uncomfortable.
Heck, I don't know what to do.
I gathered her up and wiped as much blood away with my hand as I could, and rushed her to the car. I happened to have brought a towel and a bottle of water with me. I got the cut cleaned up, but it kept bleeding. I made the 12 minute drive to my wife's work and had her come out and give me her opinion on weather I should make the always fun trip to the ER. We decided to just try and fix her up ourselves. Man that child is dramatic. It kept bleeding a little all evening. There is about a one inch long gash right in the middle of her eyebrow that looks like a "t." We had to hold her down in order to put some "new skin" on it and a butterfly bandage. She really looked like she had been in a fight. To be honest, it kind of scared me.  She may yet need to get a stitch or two in it.
I don't know what I would do if something ever really bad happened to either of my kids. I say a prayer every day for health and happiness for my kids.
Switching gears.
I've been doing this blog for about two weeks now, and I've really enjoyed it. I've been trying to generate traffic by going to other blogs and websites run by other stay-at-home dads. While doing so, I have come across a number of really great blogs. A couple of note are:, and A couple of bloggers that I've really liked are Keith Wilcox and Ed at home Dad.
I really hope that I can make this work because everywhere I go on the web people talk about how great being a blogger is. There is money to be made if you are willing to work hard, and I certainly am. Plus, it's something that I am very passionate about. Being a SAHD is the most important job I have ever, or will ever, have. I take it very seriously.
That being said, it's time for this post to come to an end. With that in mind, always remember all good things must come to an end. At least for the night.
I will post some pictures of Sydney's injury tomorrow.


  1. Hey Dennis,

    Great start on your blog. You have been writing up a storm and have a ton of content for only two weeks in.

    If you have any questions, let me know I would be happy to lend you a hand.

    Keith Rispin

  2. Thanks Keith, and I'm going to take you up on that very soon.