Available Now
MetroKids
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Edit Module
Aug 25, 2014
06:00 AM
MomSpeak

Someone Broke an Arm

Someone Broke an Arm

It's every traveling mom's worst-case scenario: I'll leave home on business and someone will break an arm. Well, MomSpeaker Trish Adkins left home on business and in very short order lived the nightmare. Here's her story.

I left the home and the state of New Jersey for approximately six hours and someone broke an arm.

Literally.

The arm is actually in a cast; a cute, royal purple cast.

A cast. 6 hours. Broken arm.

The broken arm occurred in a strange yet totally predictable couch-jumping incident. Apparently, all the cushions were removed from the couch to create a safe landing pad. During Chloe's last and fateful jump, a cushion shifted, leaving a small space between the cushions, jeopardizing the stability and safety of the landing pad.

The result: The poor kid landed on her hand/wrist directly on the floor after an epic corkscrew, triple-combo living room couch jump that made her a contender in the great-mommy-is-in-another-state Olympics.

So there you have it: The lesson is that I clearly need to source a couch with cushions that are not removable, figure out how to pad the walls and the floors and consider NEVER LEAVING THE HOME AGAIN.

I also need to update my pre-escape questions with the following:

  1. You do realize that your bones can break, right?
  2. You are aware that jumping in any fashion, whether with a rope or a trampoline or a makeshift couch cushion landing pad, is strictly prohibited, right?
  3. You will not break your bones while riding on the dog because you are bored with walking, correct?
  4. You are aware that my physical absence does not mean I am not watching and their may or may not be cameras hidden places, OK?
  5. And when you ignore all rules and regulations completely, resulting in broken bones, bloodied knees, holes in wall and fires in the hole, please know you are shaving years off my independent living and you must agree to apply mascara to my lashes daily while I am living at the "rest home," agreed?

On the bright side: At least nothing caught on fire and we still have a full can of glitter hairspray. For now.

Trish Adkins is a South Jersey mom. This post is adapted from her blog, Yoke.

Add your comment:

Edit Module
Advertisement

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Marion Kase, Helicopter-Caterpillar
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

If you are a Philadelphia-area mom blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Keep kids entertained during holiday travel

Keep kids entertained during holiday travel

Whether you're visiting family by car, plane or train, you can plan unplugged, inexpensive activities for your kids, notes mom blogger Hillary Chybinski.

Comments

MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Treat Your Teachers

Treat Your Teachers

A list of inexpensive "Just because" gifts to show your kids' teachers that you appreciate what they do

Comments

MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
What I Should Have Said to the Guy at Chipotle

What I Should Have Said to the Guy at Chipotle

A special needs mom reflects on what she should have said to a stranger who just doesn't get what families with disabilities really want and need -- a chance.

Comments

Edit ModuleShow Tags

MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
Mermaids & MasterChef Junior Casting

Mermaids & MasterChef Junior Casting

MasterChef Junior auditions kids in Philadelphia and the Weeki Wachee Mermaids swim to the Adventure Aquarium

Comments

November Preview: On the Table

November Preview: On the Table

Nov. 2014 preview, plus are moms drinking too much, Thanksgiving traditions, a focus on special needs and the board-games kickoff to our annual holiday Toy Test.

Comments

School Days: Don't Forget Your Resilience

School Days: Don't Forget Your Resilience

Why resilience is an important tool for school success

Comments

Animals Inside Out & a New World for Elmo

Animals Inside Out & a New World for Elmo

A preview of two new Franklin Institute exhibits — Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out and Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Comments

October Preview

October Preview

MK's editor previews the October issue, with stories on the benefits of failure, education and Halloween fun

Comments