Well we have our first broken bone. We made it 6 years into parenthood before it happened so you know, I feel pretty good about that : )
It happened on a Saturday. I was up in the mountains mapping out hiking trails in prep for girls camp, so Taber decided to take the kids to Teya's school to play on the playground there. Teya has been begging us all year to take her there so she can try out the monkey bars. You see, kindergartners aren't normally allowed on the monkey bars because the teacher says, they will break their arms.
Well apparently the teacher knows what she's talking about because sure enough, miss Teya lost her grip, fell and busted her poor little arm. The urgent care closes early on Saturdays (and I am a cheap wad that didn't want to pay thousands of dollars for the emergency room) so we had to wait until Sunday to get an X-ray.
X-ray confirmed our suspicions, broken arm, right by the elbow. They put her in a temporary cast and instructed us to see the ortho doc Monday morning.
Taber took her to the ortho doc and I guess everyone was pretty smitten with the cutie little kindergartner who broke her arm.
They were all out of pink casts so she went for her second choice, Red.
She'll have the cast on for 3 weeks, then they'll cut it off, take an X-ray, and decide if she needs one longer or if she can get by with a splint.
It has been an adjustment, but she has adapted surprisingly well and can dress herself, put on her shoes and socks, and buckle her seatbelt now with no problem. Best of all, she's been able to collect signatures from all her favorite people, including her beloved Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Plouffe, and the greatest superhero of all, Daddy : )