Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Never a Dull Moment II

Our daughter Shayna "broke" her toe yesterday. Turned out to be only a bad bruise, but we spent a couple of hours yesterday sitting in the emergency room, which killed our Sunday afternoon and also made Debbie have to cancel evening social plans, which are a rare event these days.

I realized afterwards that we were probably somewhat overreactive; in hindsight it was pretty clear that the toe wasn't broken, especially given Shayna's typical - let's call it "flair for the dramatic" - regarding aches and pains. But for obvious reasons, we have been doubting many of our tried-and-true parental instincts lately, and chose to err on the side of caution. Which I guess was the right thing to do. Still, we're starting the work week even more stressed-out than usual. Sigh.


At 9/26/05, 11:43 PM, Blogger benros52589 said...

u did the right thing tending to shaynas toe even if it wasnt broken

At 9/27/05, 12:42 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

I fractured my toe as a kid- it's quite painful but there is really nothing do to for it.
We also wasted an evening in the ER but it's better to check these things out.

At 9/28/05, 11:24 AM, Blogger Elie said...

It really was just a bad bump - something we would have rightly taken much less seriously when our life was less out of control.


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