Oh let’s hope that this Monday isn’t like last Monday. It is Monday so we do have a few strikes against us to begin with but last Monday…. wow… it was a long day.
It started out pretty innocent enough. I woke up, stumbled to the coffee maker and then retreated to our quiet office to consume coffee and wake up. Sounds great right?
And then my oldest came in complaining of pain from a chipped tooth she had. We knew it was chipped but it was a baby tooth and she had told me the night before that it was loose so I was hoping it would fall out soon.
But since it had been bothering her I went ahead and called the dentist. They could see us at 12:45 so I rushed to hop into the shower and so I could hit the grocery store before the appointment because in my mind, they were probably going to do something that would make her feel bad (it is the dentist) and she wouldn’t want to go to the store afterwards.
I plugged in all the devices and charged every electronic device we had incase the appointment took a while since the two other girls would be with me as well at the dentist. Then I had them pack a few small toys as a last resort and we headed out to the dentist appointment.
It was all smooth sailing to begin with. Innocent right?
Turns out her tooth was hurting because it was abscessed.
I immediately knew that that meant for a baby tooth – they were going to pull it.
But she had ate lunch before we left for the dentist and they didn’t want to give her nitrous oxide that soon after eating. After some discussion we decided that it would be best to come back at 4pm to pull the tooth. It took longer to pack up all of the electronic devices and small toys in the waiting room than the entire scheduled appointment.
Sigh. I was a wreck and it wasn’t my tooth. My heart hurt for her and I could see her nerves and apprehension. For such an independent child she was staying very close to me.
Since we had about 3 hours to kill I decided to go pick up a table and 6 chairs that I had found for sale on a local classified for $40!
Yes! $40!! I was pumped. They were real wood and the style we had been hoping for. But- it turns out that they were in the very back of a very crowded garage.
We had to weave and wind our way past all of the junk in the garage while holding these heavy wooden chairs to load them in my van along with a table and three kids.
It wasn’t the chairs that got me – it was the table.
While I was trying to carry it out with the help of the woman I was buying it from, unable to see where I was going, I kicked a concrete filled basketball goal base with my right foot. Pain immediately shot down the right side of my foot and into my heel area. It was a sharp pain that hurt with every move of my foot.
There was nothing I could do. I couldn’t go to the ER because that means that I would miss the dentist appointment that my daughter needed or she might be in severe pain later.
We pulled back into the dentist’s parking lot a little before 4 with sharp pains going down my foot and my oldest daughter putting on a brave face with worry in her eyes. Nothing else could go wrong.
And then I opened the sliding door on the van and somehow my youngest fell out of the van straight onto her knee and wrist. It looked bad. Part of me was sure that we were going to wind up at the ER somehow that day and this was it.
Thankfully the dentist’s receptionist helped get the little one some bandaids and there was only some cuts and a huge black bruise on her knee to show for it.
Our oldest daughter was amazing and did so well at the dentist. She was calm and collected, smiling and being polite the entire time. I am so proud of her. Mr. Byrd and I had a long talk that night about how proud we were of how she acted under stress and fire of that day.
She was ok, the littlest was ok but I was not.
My foot was hurting and badly swollen. Tuesday I hobbled around but when the swelling wasn’t going down, I finally made a dr’s appointment for the next day.
Which is how I wound up with this beautiful walking cast that was bland and lacking in color or happiness.
So of course, being the Clumsy Crafter, there was nothing I could do but decorate it.
Target had cute rub-ons and glittered Duct Tape that I added to the walking cast. Unfortunately the Duct Tape fell off but the rub-ons have held up perfectly!
Now let’s hope they can last 3-6 weeks.
Let’s really hope that this Monday is as bland and as boring at this walking cast once was. Actually I would like an even blander Monday, one where we don’t get out of our pajamas or venture further than the mailbox.