Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Are The Chances?

"What are the chances?" 

People say that all the time when they hear about something very unlikely that happened.  They'll do one of those, "hmmph" sounds, maybe shrug their shoulders or shake their head from side-to-side, then you'll hear it, "What are the chances?"

Our family, or rather, two of my three children, experienced something last week that has left a lot of people, including myself, saying, "What are the chances?"  If you know us personally, you probably already know what it is that happened.  If you read my blog regularly, you at least know about one of the incidents.

One night last week, Evan fell off of his rip stick and broke his arm.  It's not a bad break, but required a cast, past the elbow, nonetheless.  I blogged about it when it happened.  And then our lives took a very bizarre turn into uncharted waters.

Almost exactly 48 hours later, my daughter Jenna felt it necessary to take a fall playing soccer and break her wrist!  Again, requiring a cast, past her elbow.

So I have these two things:

To thank for these two things:

We've been hearing a lot of things from people.  Here are just a few of the come-backs:
  • What are the chances?  (I know, we covered that one.  But you have no idea how many times I've heard it in the past several days!)
  • Your kids must really be competitive!
  • You better put Owen in a bubble!
  • That must have been one heckuva arm wrestling match!
  • Has Children's Services checked up on you yet?
  • What were they doing?
  • We'll call you the Cast Family (Cass Family).  And that makes you Momma Cast (Cass)!
  • Was it buy one cast, get one free?!
As I told my children's doctor, "At least my kids were outside being active!"   

It's been a real pain dealing with bath time.  Not being able to go to the pool in this heat which is creeping towards 100 degrees hasn't been a real treat either.  We're beginning to bounce off the walls.  You can only take a field trip to Target or the library or the dollar movie theater so many times.  Thankfully, our doc is predicting that they won't need the casts on for too long.  We might even get to return to the pool before school starts at the end of August!

So, it's not the end of the world and it could have been so much worse.  A minor inconvenience that perhaps has caused/forced us to slow down a little bit.  What are the chances?!

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