Monday, 3 September 2007

I had a bad day

20070901a Kat got OwiesI had a bad day on Friday. It started off really well. Mummy and I went to Music Group, and I got to play with the teddy, and the musical instruments, and the scarves, and the bubbles. It was fun. Then Mummy and I went to the park because it was such a nice day. We had a picnic in the park and had sandwiches and juice from the dairy.

Then Mummy said I could go and play on the playground. I climbed up the steps and crawled through the tunnel. Then I was going to go on the slide.

I'm not really sure what happened next. I think I tripped. All I know is that suddenly I was sliding down the slide really, really fast, on my tummy, and I could see the ground coming up towards me. It really, really hurt when I hit the ground. I landed on my face. Mummy picked me up and gave me lots of cuddles until I felt better. Then she cleaned me up like Nurse Nancy would. I had dirt in my mouth and cuts all over my nose and chin.

Mummy said I should have put my arms out in front of me, but it all happened so fast and I didn't know to do that. I will remember that next time. I hope there isn't a next time.

It hasn't put me off slides though. Once I got over the initial shock, and the pain went away, me and Mummy were off playing on the see saws and on the really big slide (Mummy went down with me this time though!).

After a while Mummy and I went home and I had a nap. I was really tired. Then that evening, Auntie Lou Lou and Caliope (aka Carpy) and Mimi all came over to visit. It was so exciting to see them. We had pizza for dinner. Yum yum. I wanted to play with Mimi's purse and with Lou Lou's purse, but they wouldn't let me. Boo. But I got to climb all over them and give them lots of cuddles and do some jumping. I like jumping.

After dinner, all the grown ups were doing boring things so I went into the kitchen to see what I could find to play with. I saw Aunty Lou Lou's cup of tea sitting on the bench. I like drinking Daddy's tea. I thought I would have some of Aunty Lou Lou's tea.

I reached up to grab her cup. I didn't know that it was so heavy, and I didn't know it would tip over. And I really didn't know that it was so hot. It was very, very hot. It tipped all over my head and left shoulder and it really, really hurt. It hurt even more than falling down the slide. It was also really scary because everyone kept putting these wet towels over my head and I didn't like that at all.

Mummy and Daddy took me to the hospital and I saw the Doctor and lots of Nurses. The nurse gave me some Pamol and some toys to play with, and I sat on the bed with Mummy and Daddy and looked at the books and played with the toys. Then the nurses came back and put a big bandage on my shoulder and around my tummy. But it didn't hurt.

So now I have a sore shoulder, and a sore ear, and a sore nose. But I haven't really noticed it too much because it's been so exciting having Auntie Lou Lou and Caliope here. But I am definitely going to be more careful from now on.

- Kat