Beth from BabyMac introduced me to the idea of doing #onething (complete with hashtag – though I’m nowhere near cool enough to pull off a hashtag) last year. The idea is to try and do one thing that is not on your everyday list. Not the essentials in life, but the things that you always say “I really should…” (usually this thought occurs just before you go bed or some other similarly inconvenient time).
In 2016 I’m embracing the idea of getting more of these bits and pieces done, and first up on the list is getting our first aid kit up to date and fully stocked.
In December Hannah had an unfortunate run in with her cousin on a peewee 50 (motorbike), where the peewee 50 won. While Hannah was OK, she did get a burn on her arm where the motorbike landed. Of course we did the full first aid and ran it under cold water for a long time, but we then needed to keep is covered and clean so that it wouldn’t get infected. I grabbed our old first aid kit, and made do with what we had. While her arm has healed, I made a mental note that we needed to get a much more comprehensive first aid kit than we currently have.
Out here, it is quite a drive to the hospital, and the chemist (also a good drive) closes at 1pm on Saturday, and doesn’t open again till Monday. Accidents always happen on Saturday afternoons or public holidays (just my experience). For the past four years (yep – since we moved here), I have been meaning to get a fully stocked first aid kit, and just never remembered at a good time.
Nearly a month later, I have actually ordered a first aid kit stocked with multiple bandages and everything else we might possible need – fingers crossed we never do. While I was at it, I got a smaller kit for both of our cars.
So with my one thing done, I’m feeling very virtuous.
Have you got a first aid kit? Get on to it now! What’s next??