Listen to our most recent podcast here or here. We talk about DRINKING LESS and explore an excellent piece in Ravishly that takes down mommy wine culture and led to some really good Facebook convo.
Surprisingly, this was NOT how Cooper broke his wrist.
As if I wasn't going to tell it?
After we picked apples, Ben and his dad walked the baskets to our cars, and Ben's mom and I took the kids to the playground.
The playground was PACKED.
I stayed with Dorothy and Ben's mom stayed with Jack. Cooper started agitating to go in the fence maze, but I told him to wait for his dad. He started to pre-tantrum, and I was like oh no because that was the last thing I wanted to deal with, so I sent him in with a reluctant Harry.
Dorothy and Jack climbed on a crowded play structure and then Jack and Ben's mom went in the maze, and Dorothy ran over to join a hoard of kids playing in these cute little play houses set up to look like old town buildings.
I happened to glance over at the maze to see Cooper balancing on top of a 5-foot fence and Harry standing sort of near him waving his hands at me. If I could have sprinted over there, I would have been able to get Cooper down. But I couldn't lose Dorothy in the playhouse throng, so I had to bring her with me, and she didn't want to go.
By the time we got there, Cooper was filthy and screaming because he fell off the fence onto the hard dirt and hit his right side and arm and the side of his head.
Harry had apparently freaked because he couldn't figure out the maze and hopped the fence. When Cooper tried to follow him, he fell. Ben's mom saw the whole thing happening, too, but she and Jack were stuck in the middle of the maze and couldn't get there in time, either.
We could tell from the crying that his right wrist-- and maybe forearm-- was really badly hurt, and since we have been down the broken wrist road with both Jack and Dorothy, we suspected the worst.
AND WE WERE RIGHT.
Such a bummer because his flag football season has come to an early end, and he really liked flag football.
Here he is getting a first down: