Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some days...

Some days are Good. Some days are Great! And then there are days like yesterday, days when I think…REALLY??

Yesterday was scheduled to be a good day, maybe even great. Ellie had a swimming lesson, then we were headed to Wacky World again, this time with all three kiddos. Also we were meeting Grammie to do a little Easter outfit shopping. Ellie had OT, and then all 3 kids were going home to Grammie and Grandaddy’s house for the night! Yay!

BUT (there’s always a BUT with my family!) before we left the house, Austin decided to change the plans. He climbed through the little “window” from the living room, to the kitchen. He loves to do that, and usually he’s quite good at it. Yesterday though, I guess he decided to stand on the faucet. I didn’t see it, but I heard it…BOOM.

It broke.

He fell.

On his head, on the tile floor. Oh mercy me. I really expected blood. But no, Mr. Hard Head only had a small bump. Thank you God, once again, for protecting my son’s head.

So after I watched him for awhile, and decided he was okay, we finally made it out the door, late. We missed swimming lessons, but went on to Wacky World. We arrived, and the kids were off! They were having a blast, Grammie arrived, and everything seemed to be going pretty good.
UNTIL…I decided to be a “young and fun” mom, and follow Austin through one of the bouncy thingies. I was doing okay, until we reached the climbing wall. I told Austin to go on without me, but he insisted “Mommy, COME ON!”

So I did.

Then I fell.


Turns out, even though they are air filled cushions, they can still hurt. My ankles folded under me, and a few hours later, I was in a LOT of pain. Both ankles were throbbing, and I could barely put weight on my right foot. I was actually pretty scared because it was hurting so badly. After I got the kids settled with Grammie, I made it home, driving with my left foot, and cruise control.

After soaking both ankles in ice water, taking a good dose of medicine, and eating a delicious dinner my sweet husband made for me, I was feeling a little better. And today, I was able to walk semi-normally. Which is a good thing, considering we are going on a little family vacation tomorrow, and I had a lot to do today!

So, I guess I'm "Not as young as I used to be." At least that's what my mom and my dad told me. Nothing like your own parents reminding you of that.

Here's hoping for a nice, uneventful, mini-vacation for us. Where I don't lose a camera.

A girl can dream...


Celeste said...

I'm glad it wasn't broken! Good luck on your mini vacay!!

Janelle said...

I sure hope you are feeling better and enjoying some much needed time off.

I know that had to hurt! So sorry.

Alana said...

You poor thing. I'm so sorry. I hope you are feeling all back to normal and enjoy your little mini vacay. I'll miss you!

I'm Tara. said...

Oh, heavens. Are you okay?? Hope your little vacay was good. Speaking of little vacays -- I told Chris after I read the comments on my blog that I *really* should come out there at some point, dontcha think?? How much fun and trouble would the 4 of us find together??? A lot, I think. I have an aunt out there, too.

Okay - and naughty phone calls since your Vegas trip!! Let's fix it.

Josh and Lane Whitlock said...

Oh my! I'm so glad everyone is okay! So, new post about your trip?!?!