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Subject:Evidently I'm too old to walk and be a mom at the same time
Time:05:42 pm
So today was my son's seventh birthday party. Normally, I'm all for the party, but this year, it's been rough. I typically make him a cake but I cheated this year and bought one at the store and added a few decorations (mainly Ben Ten action figures and used some squeeze icing to make the Ben Ten watch). It's been a week from hell... I put in 54 hours at work this week, attempted date night with hubby last night (between the side trip to Toys R Us for said action figures and not being able to get into a restaurant until almost 9 pm, that didn't live up to all expectations) and haggling with the pizza people that delivered to the museum where the party was today (successfully, I might add). I was just looking forward to the party being over and going home to open presents and veg for the rest of the day.

So we were leaving the museum, son on his dad's back and my 3 year old daughter wanted up on my shoulders. Sure. Why not? No problem. Right? Wrong. I turned from saying goodbye to some friends, took one step, and twisted my ankle. Normally that wouldn't be such a big deal except for being even more top heavy than usual and in an attempt to keep my younger child from going splat on the pavement, I couldn't brace my fall. I hit my knees then my hands so hard that my I had pain radiating up into my shoulders and elbows. Daughter walked away without even a whimper. Me, I let out some rather stranger noises and yelled at hubby twice to just let me lay there for a minute as he tried to pull me off the ground. And then I had to answer all the Oh my god! Are you all right? from friends and passers by.

It's been almost five hours since I fell, I've iced, ibuprofened up, and I still can barely walk. My son rode his bike into a cement wall a month ago and was running around with half the skin scraped off his nose like nothing had happened within ten minutes. I used to bounce back, now I've evidently lost the spring in my step as well as the ability to step and stay on my feet.

I'm now seeing the drawbacks of having children later in life.
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kodiak_bear
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Time:2007-03-18 01:57 am (UTC)
Just *ouch*! That had to have hurt...yikes! Hope those knees feel better soon.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:39 am (UTC)
They are black and blue today... uber sexy with shorts, let me tell you. But they only hurt when I have to go from a sit to stand (makes me put off trips to the bathroom as long as humanly possible *g* )
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docfred
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Time:2007-03-18 02:11 am (UTC)
kids bounce, adults don't. It sucks to get older.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:40 am (UTC)
And Bumbles, don't forget Bumbles bounce. Unfortunately I'm not one of those either.
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sgatazmy
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Time:2007-03-18 02:18 am (UTC)
Ouch, that sounds painful. Hope it heals quickly.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:40 am (UTC)
You and me both. It's definitely better today. Thanks!
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ga_unicorn
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Time:2007-03-18 02:20 am (UTC)
Poooor baby. Poor, poor baby. I feel your pain, both the physical and the mental. I think I need an Aleeve for the sympathy pain my knees are feeling. Here, have some chocolate.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, nothing like looking like a klutz in public. I mean, I totally am one, but no need to prove it to strangers. *gloms chocolate*
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oxbastetxo
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Time:2007-03-18 03:20 am (UTC)
(((((huggles)))))

Oww!!! Feel better!!!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! Heeeee, I think I made that exact same face as John in your icon!
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jedivett
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Time:2007-03-18 03:38 am (UTC)
Aw, man! Pain AND humiliation! I feel for ya. So, did your daughter just think " Hey, cool! Wild ride, Mom! Thanks!" Mine would have. Feel better soon!

(Btw, we have the big party for our 5-year-old next weekend. I love to see her enjoy herself, but dread the work. Hope things look up for you soon!)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:49 am (UTC)
Yes, it's a double edged sword with the kids bdays. Love for them celebrate and want to do everything to make it great for them, but, man oh man, dread all the work. One of the reasons we did it at the children's museum this year. Less work for me, that's for sure, and they all had a blast.

And I think it kind of freaked my daughter out. She was clinging pretty tightly to dad when I finally got to my feet, but she didn't cry. Which, honestly, kind of freaked me out. I was afraid she was hurt. Kept asking if she was okay and hubby was telling me, she's fine, just get up. Snort. Think it embarressed him as much as me.
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piplover
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Time:2007-03-18 04:43 am (UTC)
Ouch! Nothing like nearly maiming yourself to brighten a day. Hope your knees and ankle feel better soon.
(HUGS)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Actually, it's my elbow that's giving me the most trouble today, just from the jar it took when I landed on my hands. But the knees are a lovely shade of purple today, too.
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from_the_corner
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Time:2007-03-18 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, you poor thing. I hope you'll feel better soon.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2007-03-19 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for the well wishes. I'll survive, it just takes longer these days, that's for sure.
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