We’re all happily home from a wonderful stretch of days visiting my parents in Vermont. Beautiful weather, (mostly) happy kids, many fabulous outdoor activities, drinks with great friends and delicious meals with family.
Plus, my parents scored some cheap child labor in tending their fields.
But, seriously, how cute are they in those giant tractors?
Really, though, it was a great trip. A perfect trip.
Well, almost perfect.
Except for a minor blip when I took the boys to a local playground and while I was running a 5K, doing a cart-wheel, rescuing my kids from a rabid dog, (oh, ok…) walking slowly along a wooden walkway, I went down like a ton of bricks. Just fell. For who knows what incredibly athletic reason. (I may or may not have been reading something on my iPhone. You can’t prove it.) But anyway, down I went — arms splayed, legs askew, ankle rolled. Ass over teakettle in my flip-flops. Suddenly, on the grass looking up at a very worried Big Brother.
Mommy! Are you ok?
Clearly, I am very graceful. Swan-like, in fact.
Here, Mommy. I picked up your phone. It looks ok.
Mommy of the Year. Yup, that’s me. Go ahead and send my trophy to the Manchester Recreation Area c/o Grassy Area behind the tire swings.
So, anyway. Here’s a shot of the right ankle Friday afternoon back at my parents house. You know, shortly after I got up close and personal with the playground grass.
You like the pedicure? You do. Thanks.
And, here’s the stunning beauty that is my ankle (or lack thereof) today. Sunday afternoon back at home.
It’s fine, of course. I’m walking around on it without much trouble and, even though it’s hideous looking, it actually feels better than it did yesterday.
But, really. Gross.
Yup, just another “sports injury” to add to my collection.
Note to self: really must slow down. Ha.