Let me just preface this by saying I am so not a perfect person, mother, wife, friend, daughter, and the list goes on. I am okay with that. I try, I make mistakes, and I keep trying. Life is good. Along the way I have learned things that have helped me with my 4 kids and life. Little bits of wisdom that I want to share every now and then when I think about it :) So today I wanted to share something that has really come in handy the last 16 years.
Our first aid kit. When I was pregnant with Miss A I was finishing my degree at BYU, and I took a health class--a basic first aid class. It was one of the best classes I took at college. I have used the stuff I learned in there constantly over the years. One of our assignments for the class was to put together a first aid kit. I got this handy green tackle box and filled it. I got an A, but besides that, I had this kit all ready when we had kids, took it in our car on trips, and had it at home in a very handy place. We have used it a lot.
The most used items in our first aid kit? Well, band-aids and neosporin of course (my kids are trained, you never put a band-aid on without putting neosporin on it first), and then this box of band-aids right here. I got a box of these 16 years ago, and thankfully Band-aid still makes them. I have replenished the box several times over the years. Luckily even my little town Wal-mart carries this brand and type of band-aid. They are life savers--especially the fingertip band-aids. I have passed them along to friends and missionaries that have visited and needed some. Everyone has been amazed, "Those are the best band-aids!" They are. So, my words of wisdom today are if you don't have a first aid kit, buy one or make one, and then make sure you put a box of these band-aids in your kit. Your fingers and knuckles will thank you for it. I promise.