My friend is embarassing as hell. First the leash. Then when her kid falls and hurts her knee (3 year old), we have to stop, whip out the antiseptic, then the neosporin, then the bandaid. It wasn't even bleeding, it was literally a scratch. Had to do that twice - during the whole 2-3 hours we were at the zoo. Had to put on sunscreen, twice. Bumped her head on a railing, had to stop, dump out some food into the cooler so she could take ice out of it and sent my kid inside to get napkins to cover it with. The list goes on...
I was at her house over the weekend and her 3 year old had a stomach ache, for about 30 minutes. I told her maybe it was gas, etc, give it a little while - since the doctor's office was closed on a Sunday. She kept saying, "omg I think I should take her to the doctor". So naturally, her DD (3 years old) was mimiking that she wanted to go to the doctor. My friend has been to the ER so many times for b.s., the kids know all about the kid-area and like it. She packed her and all 3 kids up and me (since I was unfortunately there) and ran off to the ER over half an hour away.
Her DD felt better - after being in the playroom for 15 minutes or so. Go figure, it was just gas. But she didn't want to take any of my suggestions at home. She's just an over-reacting hypochondriac (sp?) and I can't go out with her in public anymore.
To clear up any confusion, she's not a first -time mom. She has 3 kids: 14, 10, and 3.