Alise wanted to go back to school today so I let her. I actually walked her to her classroom, hoping to see her teacher or aid so I could leave “explicit instructions” about the Neosporin and Tylenol. Not really. I wanted to see their expression when they saw Alise. I wanted them to give her big hugs and gather all the kids around so that Alise could explain to her friends what happened. I live in a dream world. It didn’t happen. Ms. K and the aid were in the drop-off line chauffering the three year olds in to school, so the other Pre-K3 teacher was in the room. No hugs or "Alise, you don't look so bad!" or "We missed you yesterday!" Trust me. It's a Catholic school. There's not a whole lot of lovey-dovey-ness going on.
I did have a kinda “that’s my girl” moment. When we got to the classroom, Alise walked to the back hallway to hang her backpack up. One of the other little girls just stared at her. Alise just stared back at her like, “what are you looking at?” I nearly laughed out loud. It wasn’t like she had an attitude; it was more of an honest stare because she was totally oblivious to her face…like she had forgotten about it.
I wish I could have been there when Allie and Emma saw her. I sure hope they gave her lots of hugs! She was so excited about seeing her friends again.
Alise's face is beginning to look better actually. Despite what the ER doctor said, I've used my "moma brain" and decided to use Neosporin ointment anyway. She says that her face itches, so that tells me that the scabs are trying to heal but they are still deep in places. On the tip of her nose, her nostrils, and upper lip, nearly all that top layer of skin is gone, but it's healing, too. Wayne says he wishes we could bandage all of it up somehow, but she really would look rediculous and I think the air is helping it heal, too. The left side of her nose is still swollen and is beginning to bruise. She still has a black eye.
I'm ready to post pictures of my Baby Girl again! Maybe this weekend I can post some.
Before all of this happened, we told Alise we would spend the entire day with her on Saturday because she was Moma and Daddy's favorite Valentine. She told us she wanted to go to the zoo and the park and we told her we would as long as the weather was nice. Maybe we'll get some great pictures this weekend!