The Challenge – Fri 26th Sept 2014

By | September 26, 2014

I wasn’t sure if I’d be writing a blog tonight.

In addition to the many challenges D will (and has) face(d) in her life, there’s another one as of today.

That of getting back onto her trike after falling off it this afternoon.

It wasn’t a minor fall by any means, she overshot the pavement outside her school gates and ended up sideways down, in the road. Thank goodness there was no traffic coming and that she was wearing her helmet.

She has an extremely swollen and cut nose and the bruising is not going to be pretty. There was blood everywhere and her first instinct was to bolt.

The staff at her school were brilliant, taking her in, administering first aid and chatting to Hubbie on the phone whilst D was being checked over.

Any plans we had for tomorrow are forgotten, depending on how her nose is will depend on when she’s back at school, I’m not comfortable sending her in with a bruised nose or black eyes, especially as the playground can be an extremely fast environment.

At the moment, she hates her trike. Yes, that beautiful pink trike which has brought so much joy to her this week.

She will need to get back on it to combat the fear that it may happen again, hopefully it won’t but that will be the challenge.

But not yet, a snuggly day with a DVD and popcorn will beckon tomorrow, she deserves them.

T, bless him, had a confusing end to the day with no-one waiting at the coach stop and me hollering from the other side of the road as we needed to get D seen to. Fortunately the stop is more-or-less opposite D’s school and he was very empathetic towards her. That big brother (even though he’s shorter than her) element kicked in and he helped me get D home.

So, it’s not been a fantastic end to the week but it could have been much worse and, for that, we’re very grateful.


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Niki - on 26th September 2014 at 10:26 pm.

oh no, I hope she finds the confidence to try again, just saw the pictures in your previous post and she looked so so so happy! And to be honest that trike looks pretty awesome to! x Niki from @playtravellife


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:26 pm.

Thanks Niki, she absolutely loved the trike, definitely hated it after the fall but hoping that she can get back on it soon x


Niki on 1st October 2014 at 9:32 pm.

Has there been any improvement meanwhile? fingers crossed x


Jeannette on 4th October 2014 at 8:53 pm.

Thanks, she’s all healed and a lot happier. She got back on it briefly on Tuesday and realised she can still ride without falling off, which is great news! X


Karen Sellers on 27th September 2014 at 8:28 pm.

Well done to T for being a big brother when if was really important and hope D is able to get back on the trike soon xx


Jeannette on 29th September 2014 at 2:25 pm.

Thanks K, T did very well when it definitely mattered. Hoping that trike challenge gets faced and met tomorrow x


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