Baby E woke up from his nap this afternoon screaming about his ear hurting. Knowing his penchant for ear infections, I figured it would be a good idea to take him to get checked out. I ran him to the local Minute Clinic when I saw online that there wasn’t a wait time. By the time we got there, there were two people ahead of us, but I figured it was worth it, so while we waited, we walked around the CVS. Of course we are coming up on Halloween, so Baby E enjoyed looking at the bright decorations as we walked around. We came across a statue mummy that he took quite an interest in.
I noticed that there was a ‘push me’ button on the statue and in a momentarily lapse of mommy judgment I asked him if he wanted to see what it did and he said yes. Now mind you, this statue is the exact same height as Baby E and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t expecting what came next. I pushed the button and the eyes of this mummy started flashing bright red, the arms started flailing, and it started screeching some unholy sound. Baby E got a look of sheer terror on his face as he jumped back and exceeded the wailing that came from the statue. His whole body shook as the mummy danced. I snatched him up and we hurried away from it, but the damage was already done. He was traumatized, and it was my fault! I apologized profusely, because I seriously didn’t think the mummy was going to be that dramatic, and he kept telling that I scared him. I assured him that the ‘mummy monster’ was a toy and that it wasn’t going to get him. But it will serve me right if he has nightmares tonight!
Meanwhile, he got diagnosed with a double ear infection, so he’ll be on antibiotics for the next week or so. And despite the unnecessary scare, I’m glad I got him checked out!