Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cosmic Sense of Humor

As Lukas said to Mrs. LIAYF "Poor You". 

Unfortunately my wife has had an accident.  She slipped going down a set of stairs and heard an audible pop in her ankle when she landed.  By the time I got home yesterday, she couldn't bear weight on it and we decided it prudent to go to urgent care and have her ankle x-rayed.  We were there late into the night.

Thankfully, there were no broken bones but there is still a strong possibility she has some ligament damage.  We'll find out in a few days.  Right now she is in a splint and on crutches and so far in need of a lot of help to get even the basic daily activities done*.  An extended stint with them would not be good for her...or for my sanity.

We live in a house of stairs.  We have a 3 year old.  I am already working long hours.  Plus, we have our first vacation in nearly a year planned in a few weeks for crying out loud.

So today, after being up past midnight last night, getting up early to get my wife and son ready for work and daycare, working overtime, picking up Lukas from daycare, stopping off to pick up groceries with a tired 3 year old, lugging everything in from the car, unloading, making dinner, helping Mrs. LIAYF up the stairs, setting the table, cleaning up a whole cup of spilled milk, helping Mrs. LIAYF and Lukas upstairs for bedtime routine, starting a load of laundry, folding two more, clearing the tables, unloading the dishwasher, loading up a new load, taking out the trash and compost, getting breakfast ready for morning, helping Mrs. LIAYF set up a station for working from home, and cleaning the cat box, I was FINALLY able to open the refrigerator and pull out a cold Full Sail LTD 05 .

At least I laughed when I popped of the bottle cap....


You know it!

* I must give my lovely wife a lot of credit, since is pretty tough. Despite her swollen and splinted leg, she is still working full-time.  Something I probably wouldn't be doing.  Then again, as I already know, she is irreplaceable.

10 comments:

Beta Dad said...

Not cool. Better not let the home visit people know about that! Speedy recovery to the missus.

Melissa_Loves_Broccoli said...

best of luck for a speed recovery. My husband is laid up with a blown back right now, makes me realize how fortunate we are to be a two parent home. This is the everyday for a single parent home, more or less, must give credit where it is due. We are fortunate it is temporary.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Beta Dad - Thanks Man. She'll appreciate that. We are all hoping there is no tear.

@Mellisa - Absolutely, I was thinkin about the single parents and having that much MORE respect for them. I kid, but I certainly understand how fortunate I and we really are.

Lady Mama said...

That really sucks. Sounds like maybe she has sprained the ligament. Argh - just what you need when you've a job / child / life to get on with. Hope she recovers soon!

bjbillinger said...

I am sure my wife felt that way after I was in my accident! Although not to the point where I needed help walking. She had to take care of everything because I had a bum arm! I feel your pain!

DC Urban Dad said...

Dude that sucks. But I love that cap and I could use some beer. Hope she feels better and you all get some rest.

Portland Dad said...

A beer well earned. hope for a speedy recovery

Captain Dumbass said...

Live the dream, baby! Live the dream!

c said...

Oh no! Bum ankles are no fun! I had one earlier this year and they seem to be going around lately. Please pass on our regards and wishes for a full and speedy recovery. In fact, we would be happy to send some dinner over (it does make things easier!)--let us know!
Claire

James (SeattleDad) said...

@LadyMama - Seems to be what she has going on. Will find out Monday. Thanks.

@BJ - Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. It really gives me respect for single parents.

@DC - Do you have Full Sail in stores back East? Just curious.

@Portland Dad - Thanks James. You get to do all that fun stuff all day long. You have earned yourself a beer too, I'm sure.

@Captain - Living it man. Living it.

@C - Thanks so much for the comment Claire. We both appreciate the sentiment.