Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Candles (Please read)
I haven't always had the best of luck with candles, and this is why I ask you to READ this post.
Once while watching Doodle and Baby Bella, we celebrated
Bella's 1st birthday with cupcakes. Bella was too young for a candle but I thought Doodle wasn't. I lit one candle in the donut for Doodle. I stepped back and snapped a picture. When looking back at that picture there was one strand of hair out of whack. (Laken is the one with the long hair in the photo above)
As I snapped the photo that strand of hair got in the flame of the candle and Doodle's hair caught fire. I clapped that hair and out went the flame. I then wet her hair and washed that area.
Not even a singe. Doodle was scared, as I was, but no physical damage done. Psychological for sure. Doodle will not allow candles at her birthdays now and Nanny (what she calls me) is paranoid about candles and birthday parties. I tried all day to tell Doodle's parents. I kept chickening out. When they both got home from work I knew I had to. Then Doodle's Dad asked if her Mom had told me that she nearly cut of the dogs ear while trying to get a burr out. So I then proceeded with the news. I think I said, "Well then that makes this easier to tell you." They laughed about it since all was well. Every birthday party Doodle's Dad tells everyone what Nanny did. You wouldn't believe the looks I get.
Now if that wasn't bad enough READ ON PLEASE.
This Christmas it will be two years since this accident. I had a candle burning all day. It was a homemade candle someone gave me. Goose and K. Bug had just left with their Daddy from being here all day. I still had a baby here that I was taking care of. She wasn't in my arms when I went to blow out that candle. There was alot of melted wax in the jar. When I blew out that candle the flame made that wax just explode. The wax went everywhere.......including my EYES. It was terrible. I called my son back. I held that baby and the tears back until she was picked up. We went to my eye doctor and then to a surgeon. My eyes did heal after a week of horrible pain. I had small burns all over my face. My eyes were swollen and I was a mess. When I looked where I had the candle there was wax everyone. My clothes were covered as well. The reason for this long post is that you will TAKE CARE with candles. Snuff them. Do not use around children. These incidents are one of my proudest moments.