Wow, that was close.
This morning when we got to the beach it was covered in blue bottles. Very fascinating to the kids but we soon went to the pool. They had a great time there and was tired enough just before lunch time, that we could go home.
Later the afternoon, we decided to go back and see if the blue bottles are still there. They were.
Jenny and I just kept the kids to the edge of the water, making sure it never touched them. It is after all the worse place to be when the blue bottles are around.
Unfortunately one of the waves came to quickly and as the water pulled away, Jenney saw this huge blue bottle right on the top of Zander’s foot. She shouted his name and he kicked. The blue bottle just touched the top of his foot as he kicked it away.
Even in the millisecond, the sting was bad enough to make him cry for a long time. The red mark sat there on the top of his foot.
I felt so sad for him. I must admit that of all the kids, I think he is the one that copes best with pain. He would cry, then stop and minutes later it would burn all over again.
It’s looking much better tonight.