I got a call from a frantic mother whose 7-year-old daughter had fallen off her bike. She actually sent me a picture of the kid, whose impressive hematoma in the middle of her forehead looked like a third eye. I asked all the closed head injury questions and got all the reassuring answers, so I was able to tell the mom to chill out — and do the same to the boo-boo, with an ice pack.
Later, I heard the father had observed, “Guess what; picture day at her school is this week.”
“Crap!” responded the mom. “Hey, sweetie; how would you like your hair cut in bangs?”
“Sure,” answered the kid, so off to the beauty parlor they went.
Here’s the before and after:
(Not to worry; I’m told the red stain on the shirt in the “before” view is in fact jello, and not blood.)