Thursday, June 28, 2007

We almost went to the circus...

The story starts last Friday at vacation Bible school. The boys made t-shirts with their hand prints on them. When I went to wash Isaiah's hands, he pulled away from me and twisted his arm and started crying. I knew instantly what had happened (or I was pretty darn sure). He had pulled his elbow out (nursemaid elbow) just like Tyler had done about a year or so ago. I debated taking him to the Dr. because I didn't want to pay the $20 co-pay I wasn't 100% sure that he had done it, he started acting fine and using it later that day, and I thought maybe I had gotten it popped back in on my own. The Dr. had told us with Tyler that if it was something that started happening a lot, they would show us how to do it ourselves. So I knew it could be done. When the Dr. did it on Tyler it looked so simple and it hardly looked like anything. Over the weekend and the beginning of the week, he was using his arm and acting fine. Yesterday he started saying "ouchie" again, so I decided to take him to the Dr.

I dropped the other two boys off at Matthew's house and then took him to the Dr. It was nursemaid elbow (I heard it pop when she got it back in). She showed me how to do it next time. He didn't cry or anything. Then we went back to Matthew's house for lunch and to go swimming. Matthew had a free ticket for a mom and 2 kids to go to the circus, so I decided to take Ethan and Tyler after supper. We get to the circus and a girl tries to sell us her ticket and tells us that she just found out there are no animals and she doesn't want to go. No animals!? At a circus?! Matthew was going to have to pay $20 for him and $10 for Lochlyn, so we decided that maybe it wasn't worth it after all. So we bribed offered the boys ice cream instead. It was funny because there were these protesters outside the circus protesting the cruelty of animals used in the circus. I wanted to say "There are NO animals". Unless you count the pony ride out front.

7 comments:

Mom2samandsawyer said...

i am glad they enjoyed the ice cream.

Mom2samandsawyer said...

did you give the free tickets to someone who oculd use them?

Amanda said...

I still like the whole flea circus angle...I am sorry that it didn't work, but yay for ice cream!

Crys said...

Oh well, Ice cream makes everything all better! I am glad that Issaiah's arm is all better. Nursemaid elbow?? Is that the real name for it?? why do they call it that??

Cheryl said...

What is the point of a circus with no animals. What do they do?

Char said...

Awww, I love the ice cream pics! Very cute!
Sorry about the circus.

Crys said...

POSTY POST LURA LOU!