Monday, October 10, 2011

When Elephants Attack!

Take one bookcase in the shape of a doll's house. Add three children who woke up cranky and in very silly moods. Make it 8.10am, five minutes before we leave for the school run.

Take one large Schleich elephant. Propel said elephant, at speed, down the slope of the doll house bookcase. Place youngest child's head directly under the speeding elephant. Add screaming and lots of it. Add blood, even more of it, covering both B3's hands, her shirt and her jumper. Fortunately she couldn't see the back of her head or there would have been alot more screaming.

Why do head wounds bleed so much? I know it is to do with blood flow and blood pressure but honestly. By the time I had put pressure on the wound and calmed B3 down (and myself, as no-one like to see their child bleeding, even a little, and this was not a little) the cut had stopped bleeding so I had a chance to inspect the damage. I was imagining a gaping wound but in actual fact it was less than one centimeter long and did not require any stitches.

Imagine telling the hospital that this is what happens when ELEPHANTS ATTACK!

B3 is fine. We cleaned her up and all she was worrying about was going to school to tell her friends all about it. She marched into class holding a tissue with a few spots of blood on it to show everyone. I think I'll go and have a nice cup of chamomile tea now.


  1. and did the elephant survive the slope and the head?!!

  2. Hi Wendy, yes the elephant is fine. He has a bump on the head so a bandaid and perhaps some chocolate for afternoon tea will fix him up and make him feel much better :)