Thursday, April 06, 2006

"ph-thump, ph-thump, ph-thump, crrunchtk!!"

What was that?

Oh, THAT.

THAT would be me. fallingassoverteakettletotheverybottomofthestairs.
Taking down the vacuum with me, because I knocked it over with my head.

My first thought was of the 4 (yes 4!) children in my den. (I have an extra two-year-old today while her mother resolves nanny issues.More on her later.) What will the EMS people do with them when they load me into the ambulance? Who will feed the baby? They better remember to get extra shorts, shoes, and Elmo undies for the Critter, because to NOT have backup is guaranteeing problems.

As I lay there whimpering and taking stock in all the parts that hurt to see if I could still move them, I heard a small voice ask "Are you OK, Mama?"

Uh, yeah, I think so.

I thought I might have broken my right thumb, and I have some righteous rug burn all down my left leg, but I can walk without limping now, and I think I'll live.

Back to the extra kid. So we're up in my bedroom and I was brushing my hair. Happy Girl comes in and wants me to brush her hair. This is one of the things I'm looking forward to with Lulu: playing beauty shop.

I get out the brush, a few hair bands, and go after it. I gave her two pigtails over her ears. Very cute. While I was doing this the boys come into the bathroom and ask what we're doing, and I say "I'm giving Happy Girl pigtails", wherein they both insists that they need them too. Only they don't say "pigtails" but rather "cocktails." As in "I need 2 cocktails!" Now these boys have short hair, so a regular hair band won't work on them. I dug around in the hair accessory drawer and found some of those baby clips from several years ago (you know the ones shaped like butterflies that you'd wear like a headband? yea, like those, but not butterflies) and give them both "cocktails". This sends them into fits of ecstasy, yelling "We've got cocktails! We've got cocktails!"

My body hurts. I wish I had some cocktails right about now....but the real kind.

12 Comments:

Blogger TBG said...

Oh I hope you are feeling better. Thank goodness you didnt have to call 911!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Oh my gosh! I'm glad you weren't seriously injured! Ouch!!!! Love the 'cocktails' :)

10:22 AM  
Blogger Kami said...

Cocktails. Love it.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Christie said...

heheh, cute

11:58 AM  
Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Ohhhhhh my gosh how adorable.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Donnak said...

Glad you're okay.

Cocktails - lol!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

Yikes-Glad you're OK. I love the "cocktails".

9:58 AM  
Blogger Mama C said...

Oh I've done that dance and in public too. As we get older, we lay there taking stock. Hope all your parts are moving better today.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Lucky Lum said...

Hope you're ok!

Love the cocktails!!

12:25 PM  
Blogger The Kept Woman said...

The irony in the "cocktails" cracks me right up.

Glad you weren't seriously hurt, just make up a good story for the rugburn and it's all good!

Happy Easter!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

What a scare! I would have thought the same thing about the kids. I'm really glad you weren't seriously hurt!

I must remember the "cocktails" that is too funny.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yikes, sorry about your fall, mama! Hope things are not so painful now.

LOVE the cocktails. What a hoot.

7:13 AM  

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