A couple of summers ago there was a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie that came out at the theaters. Essentially it gave every child under the sun permission to nunchuck fight with one another in living rooms across the nation.
Having all boys (there are 6 in this house) means one thing… most days I am a referee.
My husband had taken three of our boys to see the new TMNT movie. I want to say it was summer of 2015.
You’ve read the book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, right?
Same ideas apply here.
If you give some boys a TMNT movie they just might want to come home and reenact every single scene in your living room.
This is where I need to add some backstory. You’ve seen those vintage wooden window frames that people hang in their house and decorate with? Think shabby chic. Well, a friend had given me one and I had every intention of hanging it in our living room as decoration. It was super pretty and had so much vintage history.
I had leaned it up against one of the walls in the living room that was out of the way. At least I thought it was. For days my husband had been asking for me to either decorate with it or get rid of it. He was convinced that no matter how much supervision there was, a kid was going to get hurt if I did not get it up on a wall fast.
Now imagine twin nine-year-old boys reacting TMNT. The two made contact and one sidekicked the other and guess what happened next? Nick fell right into that window of glass and put out his arm to stop himself. Kowabunga!
Blood was everywhere. Thank goodness my husband was still home. Honestly, it was so bad I have no idea what I would have done had I been the only adult home. That much blood makes me freeze in my tracks.
My husband cleaned him up as best as he could. I tried hard to help. He wrapped the arm and sent us on our way to the urgent care center. Rushing kids to the doctor, I can handle. Blood… not so much.
For years we have trusted urgent care to take care of our kids. I have not had an official pediatrician for my kids in about 6.5 years. Urgent care has literally been meeting all of our family’s needs for years.
That arm took thirteen stitches and it was filleted, to say the least. The entire process, including follow-up and stitch removal, was all handled for a fraction of the cost that some pay for a month of insurance.
We go to urgent care for ear infections, fever, allergies, colds, UTI’s, you name it! We often get to see the same doctor each time.
I am not here to tell you to ditch your pediatrician like we did, but don’t underestimate the power of urgent care (and we are 100% self pay) the next time someone in your home (including littles) is sick.
Better yet, take a look into Solv, which is an online service to help you find the best urgent care facility for you in your area. Visit solvhealth.com on your smartphone or desktop and enter your ailments. The system will then give you recommendations for urgent care facilities in your area based on what is wrong and what specific services you might need (do you need an x-ray, possible broken bone, etc). Something that is SUPER cool is, take a quick picture of your insurance card (if you have insurance). Solv’s technology scans it and ensures you are covered based on the facility you choose to go to. This also helps eliminate some paperwork once you check in… I hate all of those forms we have to complete.
Oh, and I LOVE this… paying out of pocket is no problem at all! Need an appointment at a facility on a weekend evening? No problem, Solv will help you find that! Solv also lists cash prices on every business page so you know what to expect and there are no surprises when you get there — or when you get your bill! This is awesome for families like mine! Same day doctor’s appointments, minus the wait! What a score for busy moms.
Visit Solv now and get acquainted. You never know when you will need this… could be sooner than you think.
When is a time that you needed an urgent care facility the most?
This post is sponsored by Solv, but all opinions are my own and this story is mine!