(I have tried to give blood before but my hemoglobin is usually too low. That's no excuse and I should really try again.)
I'm quite excited about the fact I did this successfully last night -- only the second time in my life I've actually given blood. The first time was in December of 2001. I have another appointment booked for April 17. And sorry about the potentially graphic picture -- Dave took it so blame him! Also I have Day 3 hair because of a looooong, "comedy-of-errors", major parenting fail, story...
So on Monday night Sam was having a bath, Rachel was going back and forth between her room, Sam's room and the bathroom and I was playing a game on the iPad in the hallway which was between all three rooms. Rachel was talking to Sam in the bathroom when I suddenly heard a very loud splash. I ran into the bathroom (two steps away) and Rachel was crying and struggling to sit up in the tub. She had done a head dive in fully clothed.
I hauled her out, yelled for Dave and we stripped off her wet heavy sweatpants and sweatshirt and got her dried off and calmed down. I hung her clothes over the shower curtain rod to dry. And then not three minutes later the rod came crashing down on my and Sam's heads. OWWWW! And it has fallen no less than five times since then. I am refusing to shower until A) We get a new one or B) It stays up for longer than twelve hours without issues (which it has almost reached.) Therefore I have Day 3 hair today. Better that than the rod falling on me while I'm showering, knocking me unconscious and completely soaking the bathroom. At least that's my opinion.
And I have vowed never ever to play on the iPad again while Rachel is visiting the bathroom while Sam is in the bath.
And that's life at our house these days! Never a dull moment.
Edited to add: I showered this morning and the shower curtain rod stayed up. It felt like a minor victory!