I was in the bathroom . . (sorry if that's too much information, but that's where I was), when I heard the scream. It was one of those screams when you know the kids are really hurt and not just faking. Of course from where I was, I couldn't go right away to help.
My darling daughter was trying to make instant mashed potatoes. She had boiling water in a bowl in the microwave. She grabbed the bowl with her bare hands and started to remove it from the microwave. I don't know if the bowl slipped or if she let go when the hot bowl started to burn her little hands :( But the bowl fell and broke, spilling boiling water on her hand, wrist, and chest.
She was very red.
It looked like her chest was starting to welt. I had her hold her hand under the water and we had a cool washcloth on her chest. After ten minutes or so, we headed off to Urgent Care. On the way there, I glanced over at her hand and noticed that it looked a little better. I pulled over and inspected her, she seemed to be getting better in areas. And her chest didn't look really welt-ey anymore. So we changed directions to the store to get some burn lotion.
She's still a little red in places. The wonderful world of the Internet suggests first degree burns from the pictures available. She'll be ok.
Tonight I am thankful that minor burns is all that happened - and that the burns were only in a couple places. This could have been a LOT worse. We reviewed how to remove hot things from the microwave, or stove, or anywhere. And we reviewed that this one incident should not invoke a fear of all things hot. I pray she wakes tomorrow even more healed and feeling better!