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Daily Diary: My Daughter Is Getting A Cast Today

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Are you ready for this people? Because I still can’t HANDLE IT ALL.

On Saturday, we had a play date with two families – 6 kids in all (7 if you count Caleb — guess I should start counting Caleb). It always gets crazy. In the mist of it all, my son stepped on Natalie’s foot while running around. She started crying… no … wailing and wouldn’t walk for the rest of the night. Instead, she began to mimic one of the zombies from The Walking Dead without legs. Dragging herself along the floor while continuing to play throughout the night. The parents all laughed it off as her being dramatic.

In fact – we considered enrolling her into acting classes.

Fast forward three days and the girl was still limping. Limping but smiling and laughing and playing and being normal. But limping all the same.

On Tuesday, I decided that it was time to FINALLY get her foot checked out. She was supposed to go to dance class and I knew she couldn’t do any of that. So, we went to one of those walk-in clinics for an x-ray simply to PROVE TO HER THAT IT WAS NOTHING.

Well, guess what? It wasn’t nothing. When the doctor came back and told us that her foot had a fracture I almost started to cry. All the blood left my face and I just about collapsed.

What? What do you mean? Her foot is really injured?

For the last three days I’ve been telling her to stop faking the limp and to cut it out. I was so SURE that she was being dramatic. I mean… Liam just stepped on her foot. All the kids confirmed. It couldn’t have been that bad of an injury, right? Boy was I wrong. I ran back into the room where she was waiting and I got down on my knees and I hugged her and told her I was sorry. She started hysterically crying because I didn’t believe her. She kept saying – “you didn’t believe me mommy”. OH MY GOD! KILL ME!

We are on our way to get Natalie a cast and I’m on my way to pick up my “Worst Mom of Year Award”.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

15 Comments

  1. Awwwww don’t feel bad. It happens. Kids fake all the time. How are we supposed to know they can get a fracture by another child stepping on them? Everything will be ok.

  2. Welcome to the World’s Worst Mom club. My daughter fell on carpet while playing with the dog in the other room and broke her arm. Carrying your one year old baby around in a full-arm cast is pretty much like wearing a “terrible parent” sign on the daily. 8 days left until I can pull off my scarlet letter.

  3. You and my mom could go bowling.

    The year was 1993. My sister and I were playing. She kicked me in the face and blood burst out like a damn opening up. I was in shock by dead silent. My sister on the other hand was hysterical so when my mom came to investigate (obviously assuming I did something wrong cause of sisters screaming) she saw me with the blood and basically said I deserved it for bothering her.

    Hours go by, I sat on the couch with a towel to clot and stop the bleeding and Mom came in to find out why I am so “quiet”. She sees me, white as a ghost, brown dried blood all over my face and my nose in an upward 45 degree towards my right eye. She then said “Ill Madonna (or whatever in Maltese) get in the car! Go to hospital!!!”

    Long story short a few weeks later, a woman came to our house to interview my parents and ask my and my sister what our home life was like and such because someone called child protective services at the hospital. Their reasoning was due to the fact my mom didn’t get me to the hospital until hours of such a major injury.

    Worst mom of the year goes to…….

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