Today was a really good day. We got up and went to the gym. I had a good work out and the kids had a great time playing. We then met my mom for breakfast and then stopped by to visit with my grandmother. The kids were great and my son even took an hour and a half nap...long enough for me to watch Cinderella with my daughter. The kids woke up, we played, went on a walk, made dinner, bathed, read books, played some more. Everyone was winding down and things were pretty calm.
Then, in the span of about two hours my house turned into an injury zone. My daughter tripped when getting off my son's bed. She put one hand out to break her fall and landed with all her weight on that single hand. It popped, she cried, my heart dropped. She broke her foot in a similar instance almost exactly a year ago. Her hand swelled instantly and bruised. However, within 30 minutes she was moving it and minus the swelling and discoloration it seemed to be okay (we'll see tomorrow). About an hour after that drama we were picking up my son's room. My daughter went to pick up a heavy toy cash register, dropped it on her foot, and again she was hysterical. It too is now swollen and slightly bruised. I'm certain it is not broken as she was back running around in no time. Which brings me to our final catastrophe of the night. I was putting books back on the bookshelf and my daughter was chasing my son, who as usual wasn't really watching where he was going. He cracked the side of his face so hard on the solid wood bookshelf that it split his cheek. The poor kids face is so swollen and horribly bruised. It looks like he has been beat.
Needless to say, for the final hour they were allowed up tonight it was required that we sit in my bed, not moving, and simply reading books and cuddling until it was time for them to go to sleep. I'm seriously nervous for them to wake up tomorrow for fear that there may be some other body part they could possibly break or seriously injure. And so that is why tomorrow I will be buying bubble wrap and helmets.