While at the playground early this evening, I said to a friend, “My kids are falling apart,” referring to a tired toddler and a hungry baby, but it was five-year-old Madeline who really fell apart and has a big, blue cast to show for it. A tumble (that I didn’t even see happen) broke her arm in two places.
My brave girl earned her bragging rights and boasted to the grandparents, “I didn’t even cry!”
As for me, well, I blinked back the tears and somehow managed to keep the dam from breaking. But it wasn’t easy.