Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Scorpion King

So my parents house is in one of those great zipcodes in AZ that has scorpions. No matter what time of year it is you can go outside with the blacklight and find some. Big, buff, brave Paul is OBSESSED with the little buggers. He hates to take off his shoes when we are there and is always combing their house for the "cute" little creatures. Most all of our family have been bitten at some point in our lives (my mom being the winner!) and have lived to tell the tale. Of course we worry about the kids but so far we have been lucky until last night.

We were at my parents house while Alexis was at dance and were going to go watch the ballet in the park in the evening. When I got back to the house we were rushing around heading out the door when Collin screamed. My mom looked down and we saw a lovely little scorpion right in the middle of the kitchen floor inches from all of us, Slade included. Well, on top of having tired and hungry kids it certainly made for a little drama. We put Collin's foot in a sink of cold water, I called poison control just to make sure I knew what would happen for a child, and we waited.

After a little while and Collin crying that his foot hurt we gave him some Motrin for the pain and headed home to chill out. By the time we got home he was still complaining that his foot was tingly and I put him to bed hoping that he would be alright. I never heard a peep out of him and when I checked on him before I went to bed he seemed fine.

The best part was that he woke up happy and said his foot didn't hurt anymore and seemed so relieved. Anyway, moral of the story is that scorpion stings don't feel that good, but you'll live. We just keep telling Collin that he is the Scorpion King now and he has special powers just like Spider Man. And now maybe dad can chill out about them a little!

Just a little example of what stung Collin!


Ally said...

well, that makes me want to move down there now! Geez. I hate those things. That and black widows.... ugh! How's the business?

Becca said...

I HATE scropions! Poor Collin! I am glad he is okay though!