I found today, that one advantage of having over 30 children a day at times at my house for swimming lessons (and Ga-Ga duties) is first aid related.
I hit the bone in my elbow so hard today with my car door as I was loading up to head to town that it immediately began to swell and bruise. I marched myself right back into my kitchen and found 3 large value packs of Ice Pops. You know, those wonderful bright colored, cherry, grape, blue raspberry, etc., frozen confections packaged in slim, rectangular plastic casings?
I did receive some pretty strange looks from people though as I zipped around town with a banana Popsicle secured to my arm! But, it worked incredibly well! My new ice pack solution for future boo-boos.
Necessity is this swim instructor/Ga-Ga's mother of invention.