Who Misses Their Second Day of School?

Kathryn. Yes, my sweet Kathryn. Last night, as I was blogging out the first day of school, I hear a crash, boom, bang.

So I walk to the end of the stairs and yell up, “Is everything ok?” To which I hear Kathryn yell down “Yeah! I’m ok!” So I walk back to the office. Just as I was about to sit down, I hear Lauren yelling frantically “NOT OK, NOT OK!” So I ran up the stairs and Kathryn is down on the ground just crying. And then I look at her foot and I see this:


So of course, being the loving wonderful mother that I am, started to sing this:

Now you’ll have this song in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome.

So anyway. We immediately went to the urgent care at Children’s hospital. I knew it was broken.


So when we got there, I put her in a wheel chair. And then I took her for a real ride. She was a bit concerned and ended up wheeling herself. I guess I scared her.

The nurse comes in and asks for the details of what happened. Since Kathryn is all smiles and laughing, they don’t really think it’s broken. So this is how the conversation went:

Nurse: So tell me what happened.

Kathryn: Well, I tripped over my trumpet and fell and it ended up breaking my foot. My toe hurts really bad.

Nurse: So, it’s the big toe?

Kathryn : Umm well…

Me: No, it’s the toe that’s almost falling off of her foot in the weird direction. You know, the ring toe?

Nurse: Ah, so I see.

No, she doesn’t see. I mean really, hello?

So the x-ray tech came in. We were talking a little bit and she looked at her foot and you know, since there was really no swelling or bruising, she didn’t think that it was broken. So I ended up betting her that it was broken. I told her that the winner gets to gloat to the other one the whole way back to the room. She was game. So this was the picture. Can you see the break? Hint… it’s through the whole bone. And it looks like a smiley face! Now, that’s my girl!


So we ended up getting crutches and a boot.


For six weeks. And you know what she said? Well, breaking my foot is worth getting out of marching band. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. Way to look at the silver lining!


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