I told them I would take them when SaraGrace came home from school at noon. We were waiting outside when the bus pulled up and Kate got so excited that she turned and started to run to greet her big sister. She didn't notice the wagon handle was lying in her path, tripped and did a face plant on the sidewalk. There is nothing more sickening than the thud that a head makes hitting pavement. ugh.
She eventually stopped crying and we had a picnic at the lake. Afterward, the kids played for awhile but it wasn't long before they were pleading to take their shoes off and stick their feet in the water. Sigh...I am such a sucker. At first I said no...but then their pleading eyes caused me to lose my good sense.
"Yay! Mommy said I could take my shoes off!" (I ask you...who could resist the pure joy on this child's face at the thought of sticking her feet in the water?)
When we were about ready to wrap things up and head home, everyone was having so much fun that I hated to be bring an end to it. Kate decided to make that decision easy for us.
Yep...the poor little darlin' slipped and fell butt first into the water. She was NOT happy. I had to strip her down naked because it was too cold to be in wet clothes. She sat naked in her car seat all the way home. You would think that I would learn to put an extra set of clothes in the car but if I had thought of that, I would have only brought clothes for Jake.
Her day didn't improve much. Yesterday was INR testing day. Since she is on Coumadin, her blood has to be checked often to make sure it stays at the correct level. Thankfully, our insurance approved a home testing device so that I can do it myself (as opposed to driving her to a lab across town). The down side is that the blood drop has to be perfectly placed on the test strips or it will 'error' on me. ugh. Yesterday, I tried. Error. I tried again--meaning another finger poke--Error. Me...sweating and praying that I won't have to continue to poke her.
I said, 'I'm so sorry, Katie. I will try to do it right this time."
She snuggled into me and said, "It's okay Mama. You still be my baby."
Be still my heart. She is so sweet. I felt an inch tall as I had to poke her again. Thankfully, it worked that time. I gave her a piece of candy and she grinned at me and with a twinkle in her eye, said, 'I so bwave!"
Yes, my sweet Katie-bug. You are so brave.