Last night we went to the Pineapple Grill. Our son-in-law wanted to treat us to a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant that he knows we'd never go to.
However, it was one of those evenings where everybody was tired out from a day in the sun and humidity (it's HUMID here in Lahaina). KC was especially cranky from lack of sleep (5 hour time difference with Illinois) and hunger and could not muster the self control and usual good manners her parents expect her to display in a fine dining restaurant.
As we were leaving after dinner a series of freak events occurred that led to Tiffany opening her door after securing KC into her seat and hitting her forehead on the edge of the car door.
Sitting in the back I could actually see it all happen in almost slow motion and know that it was bad.
Art quickly went back to the restaurant with me close behind asking for ice and napkins to staunch the blood flow. There was so much blood... We asked where the nearest ER was. Would you believe they told us the nearest doctor was at the Hyatt Regency Hotel where Tif and family are staying?
We rushed back to the hotel and the doctor said Tif would require stitches. I was worried they'd say that knowing Tif and I scar very easily. Ed stayed with Tif while Art and I carried an extremely subdued KC to their hotel room.
Then the doctor said that if it was his daughter he'd do the skin glue technique to avoid the more visible scarring that stitches would cause.
Tif and Ed had planned to go snorkeling tomorrow and even bought the tickets. It had to be cancelled. We've learned you have to be flexible on vacations.
We arrived at the hotel this morning to learn that KC had taken to heart what we had told her before her parents returned from the doctor. She'd been getting up at 2:00 AM (jet lag) and wanting her mother's attention.
We told her that her mommy would need her help to get better and that mommy would need lots of rest. I wasn't sure how much she was absorbing when I told her she shouldn't wake mommy up and should let her sleep.
Tif says she was really surprised that KC did exactly that this morning. We're going to let Tif and Ed have a quiet fancy dinner tonight. We'll take KC to... hmmm... Don't worry, we'll find some nice cheap eats!