And broke her left arm.
Hubby spent a fun night in the ER Wednesday.
Thankfully, this break wasn’t as bad as the last one and didn’t require surgery.
Don’t let the cute little picture fool you. She’s been pretty miserable.
The worst of it is keeping her still on the couch with her arm propped up, per Doctor’s orders.
The swelling got bad enough that hubby had to take her back to the ER yesterday.
They cut her cast open to give her arm some more room.
Because permanent nerve damage.
So, these last few days have been a bit more spendy than we planned.
Stress usually means people spend more money, which is another reason among many to reduce the stress in your life.
Emotional stress depletes your willpower reserves.
Nobody can reduce the 6-year-old’s tree-climbing proclivities, unfortunately. To do so would be akin to asking her to stop breathing. She climbs on everything, inside and out. I have dirty feet prints on every wall in my house.
(Is “Magic Eraser the walls” on your weekly cleaning chore list? Didn’t think so. It is on mine.)
She can do several pull-ups on the bar hanging from our kitchen door frame.
This is the third broken bone she has suffered. The first happened when she wasn’t yet 2, because she was jumping from coffee table to sofa.
When I take her to the Pediatrician, I’m going to ask him to check her calcium levels. She is so very active and very healthy, but still, there could be something going on causing her to have more-than-the-usual-number broken bones.
Other than being a rapscallion, that is.
Back to the No Spend Challenge.
A child who is in pain and whiny demands things like Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets, and you comply because there isn’t much else you can do to make her happy. So there’s that. And the WalMart run for new crayons (because the old ones aren’t “sharp” enough) and coloring books and juice pops.
I did manage to get two large tubes of toothpaste for $3, then got $3 in register rewards (spends like cash), making them basically free. (Did you read the post about whether money saving apps and deal sites are worth it?)
Operation: Zero Food Waste has been a fail this week. I threw away limp salad, a bit of pork tenderloin, shriveled-up apples. Bad!
The “kids cook” thing was a big success, but I need to remember that when I’m not planning and making meals as often, I still need to inventory the fridge every couple of days so things don’t get wasted.
Next week will be better.