It was June. The weather was warm. Mom was at our house visiting with the girls. The four of us were outside. Heidi was playing with her tricycle, mom was watching Robin, and I was getting a picnic lunch ready.
Robin was squirming a little bit and demanding attention more than usual. She was wearing a pajama outfit with feet so her feet were not visible. We decided she might just need changing to be more comfortable. When I undressed her to change her diaper I found a long blond hair, mine, wrapped around the middle toe of her right foot.
The hair was wrapped tightly many times around the tiny toe. We couldn’t find an end to the hair or a way to unwind it. The toe had turned black. We struggled to get the hair off as quickly as possible to restore the blood flow. I was afraid she would loose the toe but as soon as we got the hair off and started massaging the toe turned a nice pink again matching all the others. I was careful to always inspect toes with every diaper change after that!