Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Little Guy

Yesterday afternoon when we got home after a long HOT, humid Arkansas summer we decided we'd go for a swim. Shelby, Tyler, and I hopped in the pool. They played for a while as I vacuumed the bottom of the pool. We swam for about an hour and a half and the kids were ready to get out. I put some chemicals in the pool and cleaned out the filter as the kids played nearby in on their swing set the back yard.

Tyler informed me as I was finishing up that he was ready to go inside because mosquitoes were biting him. We came inside and they got in the bath tub while I changed out of my swim suit. Tyler was saying that his mosquito bite was hurting and Shelby informed him that it was red.

I looked down at his leg to discover that this poor child did not have a mosquito bite, but had been stung by a red wasp! He NEVER did cry. I could not believe this. He is such a tough, brave little boy. I am 30 years old and usually when I get stung by one of those things I go crazy and there are tears shed. They hurt so bad! For this 2.5 year old little guy to not even whimper made me so proud of him. I quickly washed him up because I figured the hot water didn't make it feel any better. He got out and it swelled a bit, but thankfully he was okay and had no side effects from it.

What a brave little one!

15 comments, add yours here:

Mags said...

Holy cow. I don't even know what a red wasp IS, but it sounds angry and mean. What a brave boy indeed! How is he feeling today?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow, i was stung by a black wasp last summer feeding the granddogs. it hurt like the devil! poor little brave guy!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Mo said...

Actually, hot water (or direct heat) can help with insect stings.
Heating the venom neutralizes it.

You might have inadvertently helped the brave little dude!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, he's not only brave he's handsome as all get out. He has a wonderful smile. Have a great day sweetie. Big hug. :)

Callie Ann said...

wow Mom, Did you pull the stinger out or do they not leave them in the victim. I am so glad he is not allergic to them. I never heard of a red wasp... just a wasp... Bravery award for sure.

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Jena Isle said...

Brave little fellow indeed, and he's so adorable.

Thanks for sharing.

Akelamalu said...

Aw what a brave little soldier :)

Toni said...

Bless him! Poor little guy. What a trooper! Way to go Tyler!

Sandra Carvalho said...

Oh WOW!He's really brave!
Eric is praticaly the same old (he's 31 monyhs) as Tyler, but I don't know how he would react to such a situation...I'm sure I'd freack out!
Take care.

Twisted Cinderella said...

What a big brave little boy!

Roger said...

Tyler is a tough!

I got around to mentioning the award you gave me Tish sorry it took so long.

Travis said...

What a tough little guy!

Tina said...

red wasps sound nasty. dont think we get them here thank god.

He so deserves he bravery award badge you posted :)

Jackie said...

Poor Tyler. I hope he's feeling better. I know *I* would have cried!! He really is a brave little guy!