My heart sank. I've heard many crashes before but this one sounded really bad.
Twin A came running into the kitchen. Panda Girl has rolled off the couch and hit the marble table. I dropped everything and ran into the living room. My heart pounding, I lifted the head of the wailing girl. I gasped as blood flowed down her face and onto my hands....
I froze. Twin A grabbed the last paper towel and pressed onto her sister's wound while Twin B went looking for a new roll. I called Daddy to tell him we were on the way to the ER.
3 hours and 2 stitches later, Panda Girl had learned a hard lesson. Sitting on the top of a couch can be dangerous. Even more so when you do it cross-legged. The Twins were the superheros of the day. While I was all freaked out, the 9-year olds gave me strength. Their courage amazed me and I couldn't have been more proud of them.
It has been three days since the accident, and Panda Girl is back to her naughty self. I caught her jumping on the bed this morning but I don't think she'll be climbing on couches any more. She has long wanted one of my "wobbling cards", so I finally sat down and made one for her today. The card brought out the giggles from her but honestly, I never want to make this card again.
To see how the card wobbles (and brought out the giggles), just see this video: