Monday, April 17, 2006

Half Circus Half Trauma

Well, the circus has come and gone, and although the parts of the show we actually got to see were pretty good, I know we missed the best part, because in the first half there were no tigers, no lions, no elephants. There was however this:

and this...
and this...
and this...
In honor of this little one's 4th birthday
Isn't she adorable, in her little red, clown nose, matching her shirt and hair bow?! Man! I could just eat. her. up!

As cute and adorable as she looks though, don't assume that's how she acts. The child has an attitude that is relentless. Defies authority regardless of the consequences. And, pays no more attention to direction than a lost man pays to his wife telling him to stop and ask which way to go.

Well, she learned a hard lesson at the circus.

The circus was not held under the usual "big top" in our town. No, it was held in the university basketball arena that is in serious need of a makeover. An excellent first step would be the replacement of the folding stadium seats made of wood, with metal trim. You know the kind that fold up so people can walk through the aisles. Otherwise known as a genital death trap for children refusing to sit down butt-first, but rather climb in head and leg first despite her guardians' repeated attempts to get her to sit down properly.

Needless to say, she got caught. The chair folded up on her as she was crawling up into it, her leg fell through, and the seat front flipped up and jammed right in between her legs. She began to scream. Honey pulled her out of there and took her outside to calm down. She was in pain. It hurt for her to walk. I took her to the bathroom and found blood in her underwear, then immediately went in to panic-mode.

So, long story short, she's alright. She didn't break any bones or cartlidge down there, thank goodness! She did have a cut right next to her urethra, but not deep enough to stitch. Again, thank goodness.

I had hoped she'd always remember the time we took her to the circus. I guess she will, it just won't be the kind of memories I had pictured.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, and Easter!


Plumkrazzee said...

Yowza, poor baby!! I remember falling off while riding my dad's 10 speed...not a great idea for a young girl. I guess we all have those 'private part' horror stories. So glad she's ok!!

Michael Manning said...

Ouch! I hope she feels better soon. She is absolutely precious!

Malinda777 said...

She will believe it or not remember the circus as it was. As she's older, she'll laugh with you at the other part.

Isn't parenthood a trip.