Monday, December 8, 2008

Can I get a break from life for a minute????

Just when things were settling down from the previous craziness, my 3 year old broke her arm tonight. Poor kid, but man is she tough.

Long story short:
She was running in the house. Dad (that's me) yells, "slow down before someone gets hurt." She trips and smacks her hand on a book shelf. Stupid books. What are they good for anyways. She cries inconsolably which is very uncharacteristic for her as she is tougher than me. Something is wrong. ER. X-rays. Yup, broken radius. Stupid bookshelf. Cast. Sling. We go home. She eats a bunch of pizza sans the use of her dominate hand. It doesn't slow her down and self-pity is unknown to her. What a kid.

Stupid books and their shelves.


katiedid said...

Poor thing! Broken bones heal fast at that age though. She'll be right as rain in no time!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Mind if I leave a message for your wee lass?

Okay, look, here's what you do. Remind Daddy that ice cream is made from milk, and milk has a lot of calcium, which helps make bones stronger. So, that way, you get more ice cream. Awesome, huh? Yeah, don't tell. It'll be our secret.

Okay, um...maybe you should wrap your kids in bubble wrap...

Chemgeek said...

Katie: We are counting on that.

mjenks: This is the kid that doesn't like ice cream unless it is stirred up until it is melted and essentially flavored milk.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Little Chem:
I'm sorry you broke your arm. Tell Big Chem tha tyou need lots of cookies and need to be carried pretty much everywhere. Guilt is a wonderful thing...just ask my oldest cat. Hope you heal and feel better fast.

Ψ*Ψ said...

Maybe she'll become ambidextrous? I broke my dominant wrist in Kindergarten and could write lefty for a little while thereafter.

Chemgeek said...

She adapted to using her left hand without any problem at all. I was amazed. She can do anything as long as it doesn't require the use of two hands.

It makes on realize how pliable ones brain and motor skills are at that age.