Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Wrong-footed

Yesterday Betty had a nasty fall and badly bruised and cut her knee. Worryingly she claimed that she couldn’t walk.

After quite some time and a packet of chocolate buttons she calmed down and went to sleep. However, she continued to claim that she couldn’t walk this morning, so I told Tom that he must rush her to A&E.

He dutifully carried an ailing Betty out to the car, drove her off to the hospital, and carried her into the waiting area, only for her to make a miraculous recovery when she spotted the playhouse in the children’s section. Tom was promptly informed that it was nothing more than a grazed knee and was sent home with a bottle of Calpol. Apparently just before they left, Betty did a very theatrical limp for the doctor (on the leg that hadn’t been injured).

11 comments:

Iota said...

That girl. Elsie, how on earth are you going to manage when she's older? If she's got it all sussed out at her tender age, what's coming next?

Metropolitan Mum said...

Aww. She was just cravig a little bit of attention. Maybe a bit dramatic, but at least she got there. Bless the little drama queen!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

no no no, for grazed knees you don't go to A & E, you melt chocolate, allow it to cool to ambient temperature, smear it over the graze, and tell her to spend an hour or so licking it off. THAT is how you deal with a graze. And i've had four kids, so i really know about this stuff.
Pigx

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Aw, bless her. Rosemary is always getting a little bump and then claiming she's broken her leg or her ankle or something. But she doesn't have the staying power of Betty - she usually lasts five minutes and then gets up and runs around!

Shellie said...

The little monkey! I've had a few of those trips to the Dr. too.

dulwichmum said...

Darling girl! Learning to manipulate the situation so young. Good for her.

Laura McIntyre said...

LOL They learn to play us young, sounds like something my 4 year old would do

Sparx said...

I bloody love your daughter; she is SO going to run the planet in 14 years time.

kirsty815 said...

LOL very cute! Sounds like something Meg would've done when she was a wee bit younger.

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Ha ha. I love it! Great story. One to embarrass her with when she is older...!

DJ Kirkby said...

Hah! She is one brilliant girly!