Last Tuesday night, Ruby tripped and fell in the yard. She screamed about her arm, and cried off and on through the night. The morning found us in the doctor’s office, getting her right arm x-rayed. It showed nothing. The pediatrician thought it was nursemaid’s elbow, and attempted to put it back in the socket at the elbow. We went home. Friday nothing had improved – she was in even more pain. We saw another pediatrician, had it x-rayed again, and still found no break. That pediatrician also tried to put it back in the socket, but it wouldn’t stay in. Putting it back in under anesthesia in the OR was discussed, and we were planning to do that Monday. She was in a sling in the meantime.
Saturday morning, she commented how much better the sling made it feel. I looked at her skeptically. It couldn’t help that much, right? She could use it! Somewhere in all that, it went back into the socket all on it’s own, and just like that, she’s back to normal.
Drama. I hate drama.
Today is our year end party for co-op. Several of the moms and I are picking up eight pizzas and taking 16 first graders to a park for the afternoon. There’s a chance of rain. Pray for no rain?! That just might do me in.
Ellie’s becoming a regular fusspot. She disagrees with much these days. Sleep isn’t so great. I bought her a new package of Binkies yesterday in hopes of finding one she keeps in well. She’s not impressed with my offerings. Last night, she’d spit out and laugh. Over and over again, out it came, and then the giggling. It was hysterical. The girl has a sense of humor.
I put ice in the kids’ water bottles yesterday. Sterling took a big drink, grabbed his mouth, and told me he thinks his teeth are allergic to cold.
We bought a new-to-us picnic table last night. We’ve outgrown one regular sized picnic table. Insanity.
Sterling asked for more ham last night. “I counted, and there are 35 pieces of ham left. Can I have one?” He presented a strong argument.
Liberty handed me a little wrapped jewelry box for mother’s day. Wondering what homemade goodie it contained, I opened it.
Inside were prunes.
She loves me.