Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Can somebody please explain life to me?


Monday morning: First day of fun while my sister Annie is here and we have plans to go swimming! We wake up, look out the window and remember that the night before was stormy and the sky is still very grey and cloudy. (Bobby had to drive around looking for our inflatable backyard pool and finally found it in a neighbor's yard a few blocks away.)

When swimming (or shrimpin', as Franny calls it) was no longer an option, I was stumped. I was at a complete loss for an alternate plan. Bobby suggested we drive to Columbia and take Franny and Annie to Bonkers, a very fun activity center that Bobby likes to call McDonald's Play Place times 100. It is a blast! We took Franny about six months ago and Bobby and I had just as much fun as she did with the slides, swings, and tunnels. Socks are required for everyone who climbs on the equipment and when we went to slide them on Franny's feet, she became infuriated. She is not used to wearing socks- she has been spared of socks and stockings all together because of the hot summer weather. I had forgotten that last year when it was time to start wearing socks with shoes she some sensory issues with the way the snug socks felt on her feet. For an hour Bobby and I battled with her and the evil white socks. We were getting ready to give up and head home when she finally was ready to play and grabbed my hand to head towards a climber's paradise for 3 year-olds tired of being told to "get down!" Five minutes later, she fell climbing through some of the netting on to her hand. Bobby was with her at that point and thought the fall looked like it may have been a bad one and told me he thought we should have it checked out.

Bobby took her to the emergency room the next day and sure enough the doctor said it was a "buckle fracture." I was not particularly happy about the timing of Franny's accident and so I spent most of the day sulking at home. Not something I'm proud of, but I wasn't really feeling like dealing with my first broken bone experience as a mother. I snapped out of it though and now looking back I realize, it wasn't really that big of a deal. Franny was a champ when we took her to get her cast. It's so cute! As you can probably guess by the picture I posted of her in her swimsuit, she can actually get it wet! She calls it "Franny boo-boo." She's also discovered that she can use it as a weapon- this comes in handy when Sophie is trying to steal her lipsmackers or I am trying to do her hair.

8 comments:

Sara said...

At least her cast matches her suit!

Jodie said...

Even with a cast, she still has the cutest smile ever!! That is such a bummer about the timing though. Glad you has fun with your little sister. She seemed really sweet and very polite- a lot like her big sis =)

jayne said...

What a cute pink cast! I'm just sorry you had to go through that trauma---will bonkers ever be the same for you again?

TerriLyn said...

Franny is such a doll! She doesn't look too bummed about the broken arm here. :-)

Erin Walk. said...

Wow, I'm glad she has such a great attitude about it! Atleast she broke it while she was in her 'climbers paradise'.... :)

Denae said...

oh no! How scary. We haven't had anything broken here yet and I'm crossing my fingers. I hope Franny feels better soon...... I mean, from the picture she looks fine!

Pattie said...

Oh my goodness at least it wasnt to tramatic for her and she now gets to color on her arm (not that my kids needed a cast for that they just did it anyway espcecially sarah she loves coloring on herself..

Ashlie & Jonathan said...

Oh! So sorry to hear about the sock ordeal, only ending in a cast. =( She is still the cutest girl! Hope she feels better soon. Glad it is waterproof too! That is so cool and mommy friendly! =)

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