Sunday, August 05, 2007

It occured to me

While talking about Sam's broken arm a few days ago it occured to me that the highly esteemed position of First in the Family to Break a Bone does not go to my son.

It goes to my eldest daughter, Abby. The one that has been described more than once as Bambi the first time he tried to walk on the frozen pond. Or a newborn colt. She's alllllll legs and doesn't quite to know what to do with them sometimes. Plus, she's related to me and got the clumsy gene.

She broke her nose in first grade when she fell off the monkey bars and broke her fall with her face. That was not fun.

It looks like a picture they take of orphan children needing a home.

Her nose doesn't look too bad in the picture, but trust me it got wider and both her eyes were black for a few days.

I made her smile so she wouldn't look so abused.

For the record, the fall didn't knock out the tooth.

Then last year she broke her toe when she was walking along innocently and a metal folding chair jumped out and grabbed her baby toe and snapped that sucker.

I didn't take pictures of that. Not like the pictures I took of the Amazing Technicolor Childfoot.

So, not to take away too much of Sam's thunder, I just felt I needed to give credit to the clutz where credit was due. I mean, he was the first one with the cast and a trip to the ER, but she still broke two bones before he did.

They're all special in their own way. Special and accident prone.


Anonymous said...

If you're gonna abuse children, use a bar of soap in a sock and a phone book. All the impact, none of the bruising. I do like the blogging about it though. Makes it look more like accidents. Appears you have less to hide....

Cazzie!!! said...

Oh yes I do remember the foot incident, poor love!!
I was the clutz in the family as far as breaking bones was concerned. Both my at the start of grade boyfriend bunked me up and over his horse!!! The other at the end of grade 4, when I was roller skating and my little sister pushed me into a planter box...bitch!!

Stewed Hamm said...

Bunking your girlfriend up over a horse sounds like something you get sent to federal prison for...

Politically Homeless said...

Poor Sam...that would've been a cool honor to have!

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