Just wanted to say a quick hello to all of my friends in the blogosphere and apologize for lack of updates. Life has been slightly hectic lately. Here is a brief timeline:
11/8 - Three year old yells "Geronimo", jumps off of sofa and injures his left foot.
11/9 - Refuses to walk on said foot and insist on being carried around all day.
11/10 - Force our way into pediatrician's office and see Physicians Assistant who says that she highly doubts that there is anything wrong with the foot. Gives us a prescription for xray to be used if foot gets worse and tells us to get the hell out of the office. Mommy accidentally steps on her toe.
11/12 - Brilliant parents that we are, we decide that his foot is fine and he is just afraid to walk on it. We buy an ace bandage and tell him that it has magical properties and attempt to force three year old to stand on his foot. He screams hysterically, so we give up.
11/13 - In ultimate act of schleppness, Mommy takes three year old to have an xray. The day involved me pushing three year old and my unusually large infant in a double stroller with a broken wheel, while carrying a single stroller and a car seat.
11/13 (Late at night) - Medical assistant calls to tell us that all xrays are perfectly normal. Brilliant parents nod knowingly to one another and congratulate ourselves on being right that there is nothing wrong with the foot.
11/14 - Abnormally overconfident pediatrician recommends we take three year old to an orthopedist. Mommy begrudingly makes appointment.
11/14-11/16 - Brilliant parents try to bribe three year old with Laffy Taffy to get up and walk. Three year old hobbles around weakly to obtain candy.
11/16 - More shlepping! Orthopedist says three year old has a fracture that isn't showing up on xray to due the lack of ossification in a three year old's bones. He says he is going to send brace guy in to put a brace on three year old. Brace guy comes in and says he couldn't possibly lower himself to accept our insurance. Mommy kicks brace guy in the shins. Three year old ends up with a cast.
11/16 (Late at night) - Brilliant parents sit around talking about how we knew it was a fracture all along.
11/17 - Mommy takes three year old to a lovely Brace lady who tells Mommy that no Brace person in there right mind would accept our low class, blue collar insurance. Instead of $350 brace, three year old gets a spiffy shoe to go over his cast.
11/17 (Two minutes before Shabbos) - Three year old rips heal support out of spiffy shoe. Mommy yells alot.
11/20 - Three year old returns to school wearing spiffy shoe. Mommy realizes that teacher has been mispronouncing three year old's name all year.
Mommy = exhausted.