|ye old first aid kit|
I want you to take a look at that above. That first aid kit has history. This first aid kit belonged to not two but three generations. When Alan turned 18 my husband received his dad's car, a Ford Fiesta. Inside this vehicle came this Johnson and Johnson First Aid Kit. The kit was only a year old at this point. Last year my husband gave Joshua his Ford Focus and inside that car was, you guessed it, the first aid kit from 1985. It's holding up quite well considering how many accidents it's been through. It's been used quite a bit. The plastic on the outside has photodegraded to a disgusting color of urine yellow.
Inside you'd never know it was 27 years old. People. This is an antique. This is why I decided it was time for an upgrade. Joshua needed something better than that lol. I jumped on board working with BAND-AID® Brand and Sam's Club because not only did I want to make a new first aid kit for Josh but to also replenish my own medicine cabinet. 2 little girls on the spectrum make life extremely interesting..especially since they inherited my accident proneness.
The love how the QUILTVENT® Technology in BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages work. My mom always told me that I had to let a wound air out. For the past two month's I had tried to let a wound on my hand "air out". It didn't work. It's still open and the scarring is horrendous. I started using the QUILTVENT® bandages. It looked and felt much better. But alas, we ran out. so.....
Once the girls were off to school my husband and I took a trip down to Sam's Club. It's only 40 miles away.It's nice to get out of the house somewhere besides Bath or Hornell lol. I like to call it civilization. More than anything we were childless so it seemed a little bit like a date. A date to Sam's Club you say??? I'm easily entertained what can I say. I get real excited when it comes to saving money. Plus I hadn't been to Sam's Club since marrying Alan. That's seven years.
Sam's Club was great. Alan and I spent so much time looking around comparing prices on things we would buy anyway. It's truly a relief to be able to buy all the girl's lunch items and Pull Ups for a month. Since they both have Autism often times excursions to the store are worse than death. It's a painful process. Natalie has a time cap before she implodes. Literally she gets so over-stimulated that she just starts crying and hurting herself. Since we don't have respite yet or family to help out it's just been Alan and I taking care of things. We don't have a choice taking the girls with us. Sam's Club certainly helped us reduce down on "store time". It normally never works out that we are able to go to the store alone...this was certainly a fluke lol.
|Feminine hygiene right next to the bakery....|
The pharmacy section was oddly place in our Sam's Club. In between the tampons and hemorrhoid cream was the bakery. It made Alan and I laugh. We were on a mission though. We were going to make a first aid kit for Josh.
|I am stuck on Band-Brand because band-aids don't stick on me! Big packages for big value!|
It was really funny because my husband says, "Oh we have that." I'm like, "No we don't." He couldn't believe that we were completely out of Band-Aids, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol wipes, ect. It's just one of those things we always forget to buy. That's another great thing about buying bulk. Once you buy it you have it for a long time. Kind of like the 12 year old canister of cilantro my husband inherited from his father.
|Inside the new first aid kit.|
Once we got home the girls arrived shortly after. They though it was great fun to see all these boxes. Especially the medical supplies...because they knew they couldn't touch it. That is why there are no children in this blog post. I had to put the first aid kit together while they were at school. They thought the alcohol was water and the hydrogen peroxide was chocolate syrup base upon the package. This is why children are dangerous.
|Band-Aid Brand has taught me proper wound care.|
I wound up taking James old medicine container and filling it up with the stuff we bought from Sam's. On the lid of the container I wrote all the supplies down plus a note saying, "If this kit doesn't solve your problem call 911.---Christine". That might of been obvious but you know college kids are. Common sense goes out the window.
|The new first aid kit!|
|You can't see it but underneath it says, "call 911!"|
All in all the new first aid kit came together nicely. My husband was impressed. Now everyone can get gashes and cuts and my family for the first time in 7 years will be prepared. Thank you Band-Aid and Sam's Club!
|Necessary steps for proper wound care.|
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