Friday, March 25, 2011

Hazards of Motherhood: Stroller vs Toe

Since becoming a mother I have experienced natural childbirth, plugged ducts and thrush. I have been pinched by little baby fingers that don't know any better and had my hair pulled. I have given myself bruises from carrying an infant car seat carrier and pinched my fingers in numerous harness straps.
But nothing, no nothing, compares to the pain that I felt this week.
The day started out as any ordinary day. The kids were watching cartoons occupying themselves while I organized the kitchen cabinets. After awhile I decided a trip to the library would be good for all of us.
Trips to the library require me to get my stroller out of the back of my small SUV. Lil' B would run all over that place while I tried to check out if I didn't. Fortunately for me, I have a super awesome Phil & Ted's Sport stroller. It is perfect for taking one or both kids depending on the setup.
Unfortunately for me, this stroller also weighs a ton. Well, maybe not a ton. It actually weighs 24 pounds, but I also had the second "jump" seat attached to it so all together it was more like 30 pounds.
In the parking lot of the library I was attempting to heave the mighty beast out of the back of my car when the whole thing unfolded and dropped right on my big toe.
I. Wanted. To. Cry. I yelled, "Owie! Owie! Ow! Ow!!" instead of the choice bad words that I was thinking in my head. I examined my poor toe to find that the nail had cracked and it was starting to bleed.
I managed to get the kids into the library where a kind librarian gave me two Band-Aids, but that poor guy was a throbbin'. I was actually limping it hurt so badly. My hypochondriac mind starting racing. Maybe it was broken? Was it really possible to break a toe with a stroller?
Later that afternoon I was able to have it checked by a doctor and even had x-rays taken of it. Luckily, nothing is broken, but that knowledge didn't make it feel any better. Maybe somebody at Phil & Teds will read this, feel sorry for me, and offer to send me a new (lighter) stroller. Just kidding (kind of.)
So let it be known, motherhood is hazardous to your health. And don't go dropping a stroller on your toe. It really really hurts.
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Jackie said...

I am cringing in pain as you described dropping the stroller on your toe.
This was a good week for me.... I have managed so far to get through it unscathed!

Kmama said...

Just the thought of the nail cracking and bleeding has me cringing! OW!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Girl, dont' kid about that kind of thing...maybe they WILL read it!

I know that I'm completely incapable of pulling our travel system out of the car. I mean honestly I can barely lift the carseat/baby out of the car, much less the stroller.

KLZ said...

It's amazing what little things can hurt like the dickens - like nail injuries and papercuts.

Erin said...

I got chills when you said that about your nail. omg. did the whole nail come off? i hope not. that might be worse than a broken toe!