I went into the lunchroom to pick up my class at the end of lunch and one of my little girls informed me that she was on her way to the nurse. She then showed me this little tiny spot of blood on one of her fingers. I said, “No, you are NOT going to the nurse. Teachers SEND you to the nurse, you do not just go on your own.” She spent the next 15 minutes bawling.
When we got back to the room and everyone was situated, I called her over, gave her an antiseptic wipe, and then put a bandaid on it. A few minutes later I was walking by near her seat and I heard her say to the bandaid on her finger. ” I looove you little bandaid…….”
Three other kids came up with miniscule little imaginary injuries and wanted bandaids……..
I used to get the fancy printed ones for class. They would go out and hurt themselves for one of those……