Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
Well - how about when my kids were little and living at home???..
We were all at my mom's house - my daughters and my sister's sons were all playing upstairs. Stacie was four years old - Stephen was two... He picked up an old fashioned pencil sharpener (the school type, made of really heavy steel) and threw it at her. He hit her square between the eyes... right on a vein that immediately spurted out in pulsating projectile streams of blood - By the time I made it to the top of the stairs (about 5 seconds flat) - There was already a pool before her that was about a foot wide diameter...
Within another two seconds after a cursory assessment of the situation, I grabbed her with one arm and quickly plugged her wound with with my free thumb. Believe it or not, the thumb worked... The bloodflow stopped, but I didn't dare remove the thumb... We rushed to the hospital with Stacie dutifully attached as my appendage, and got her stitched up...
That was my MOST memorable Mother's Day... actually - my most memorable year for holidays - On Christmas Eve of the same year, Sandra fell on a rock and cut herself in the same place - We went to the hospital again... etc.. etc...