…You stop to take a picture while your fingers melt from chemical burns courtesy of an unfortunate Krazy Glue incident.
Did you know that Krazy Glue bonds skin instantly? And they do mean instantly? As in, the instant that glue touches your skin you’re totally and completely screwed.
I was attempting to mend something (that I broke, yes, I am a disaster) with Krazy Glue yesterday when the bottle simply detonated and disgorged glue all over my entire hand. Due to the fact that my fingers were all together and clasping the broken piece of thing I was trying to mend, my whole hand became welded together like some kind of freak misshapen claw.
When the glue touched my skin, I tried to separate my fingers but they weren’t going anywhere. And they were burning. To be honest, my first instinct was to panic and run around the room flailing my claw and shrieking for help. But I couldn’t, because Aidan was right there and it was nigh nap time and I needed to get my act together for the sake of my tiny human.
So I read the bottle of glue for advice, then proceeded to dunk my whole hand in a bowl of nail polish remover. It took about half an hour for the glue to come loose, and another half hour of scraping and peeling to remove the glue entirely, but I did it. I stank like a salon in a lemon grove for the rest of the day (because I used lemon scented nail polish remover) but my flesh was free from it’s freakish glue prison.
The lesson to be learned from this is to use gloves when working with Krazy Glue. And also to keep nail polish handy. And also to attempt stupid crap when the baby is sleeping so that when something invariably goes wrong I don’t have to attempt to entertain him with my feet while my hands work frantically to remove glue from my fingers.