A week or so ago, I had finally decided to finish my floors that I started…oh…um…not too long ago…and discovered that I didn’t have enough flooring left.  I found, to my horror that nobody seemed to carry my particular brand any more.  By chance, I found someone that had some they wanted to get rid of.  (Don’t ya just love the internet?)  The only catch was that these people lived down in Olympia…a couple hours away. 

I decided that it was worth the drive to be able to get that floor finished.  So, with just a little bit of sweet talk, my dad and I took off for a little road trip today at the crack of dawn.  We were enjoying the time with just the two of us to chat and just catch up on things when my cell phone rang.  It was one of my girl friends.  Apparently the school had called her because they couldn’t get in contact with either Shaun or me.  There had been some sort of accident involving our Little Mimi. My dear friend assured me that she would take good care of my little girl until I could get there in about an hour.  (My friend J is heroine of the day for rescuing us!)

It turned out that Mimi had fallen down funny in PE and heard a loud “snap” in her ankle. The immediate pain was a sign that something was really wrong.  I took her into our clinic and an exam as well as the X-rays revealed that Mimi has a nasty sprain. 

The disappointment on Mimi’s face when she found out that she didn’t have a broken ankle was priceless.  She was so hoping for a big pink cast that she could have all of her friends sign.  On the plus side, she does need to keep her ankle wrapped and use crutches for a couple of weeks.  (Did you know that you could rent crutches for five dollars???)

Mimi, who is also known as the Drama Queen has been milking this sprain for all that it is worth.  Depending on who is in the room, Mimi howls in agony whenever she bumps it on something.  She can’t climb the stairs (unless of course no one is around) and can barely walk across the room without agony in her arm pits from the pressure of the crutches. 

KT, of course is dying of jealously.  She has been clomping around the house using the pair of crutches that belongs to the school.  Sadly for her, they will be returned tomorrow. 

Hopefully, Mimi will get over the need for extra, extra sympathy soon.  I’m not sure how long the family can take it!

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6 Responses to Ouch!

  1. Tink says:

    I’m still cracking up that she WANTED it to be broken. Better luck next time? *Snort*

  2. Kell says:

    But i bet Mom was relieved that it was a sprain and not a break. And she has to milk it for all she can now because sprains heal too quickly.

  3. Jay says:

    You mean she didn’t try to get the doctor to put a cast on it anyway? I say if you’re injured get all the sympathy you can for as long as you can.

  4. Coffespaz says:

    lol…too funny! Hope the ankle is better soon. I must admit that I loved the crutches too. Not only a great way to get attention, but it was fun clomping around with them, especially once the injured limb started feeling a little better so the user got more brave.

  5. Newt says:

    Glad to hear she’s ok. I have to ask though – did you get your flooring?

  6. Susan says:

    She did try for the cast, but apparently they don’t do cast hardly ever anymore. They just use the boot.

    I think she’s pretty much over the crutches now, but she has to keep up appearances! LOL Strange child…

    Yes! I’m so happy to have gotten the flooring. Now I just have to get some more understuff and get it laid down!

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