It’s been a rough week for superkimbo….
On Tuesday morning, at the wee hour of 5:45 am (which my body continues to resist each and every day) I attempted to climb into the tub to take a shower. Sadly, I misjudged the hight of the tub wall and slammed my toes into the terribly unforgiving porcelain. Assuming it was just a bad stubbing incident I took my shower and waited for the pain to go away.
And then I leaned forward to turn off the water, putting all of my weight on the foot that I had stubbed (a smooth move, if I do say so myself). And that’s when I realized: my stubbing of the toes had gone horribly wrong. I have broken a toe before, but I guess I just forgot how much it hurt. This was like some sort of stabbing, searing pain from my toe all the way up my leg. I almost fell down, it was that painful. It’s quite astonishing really, such a small toe causing so much pain.
Of course my loving husband came over at the sound of my howl of pain to reassure me that I could never have broken my own toe stepping into my own shower, a daily act that has never before resulted in physical injury. And thus, I hobbled my way down to school, tears prickling in my eyes, so I could go see the nurse (secretly I love working in a school so I can go see the nurse whenever I want).
She took one look at the swelling and the redness (and of course the pathetic look on my face) and declared my toe broken. So, I’ve spent the last week with my toe wrapped tightly against it’s healthy neighbor, limping around school like someone with a real injury. When people ask me what happened I pause, frantically trying to think of something better than “I broke my own toe getting in the shower,” but nothing ever seems to come to mind. And, so my reputation as a klutz extraordinaire begins.
Unfortunately this was also the week that we had Back to School Night, which entails me standing in the library for four extra hours in the evening, and our “Hello” Assembly, during which all of the new teachers were tricked into making complete idiots out of themselves on stage in front of students, teachers and, of course, parents.
Sadly, my toe is not feeling much better today, so I think I’m going to have to go to the actual clinic tomorrow. You already know how I feel about doctors, so I’m not happy about this development. Not one bit.
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