Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our Little Jokers


Hiding comfortably behind the piano in the Primary room again today, I felt suddenly grateful to have a husband who can play the piano.  I had taken it for granted that for two weeks in a row we had played a bit of musical chairs while he covered for me so I could sneak into the 11:00 meeting for the Sacrament.  Having two unfortunate Saturday nights in a row left me scrambling, by myself, to get to our 9:00 one.  Last Saturday evening, one child fell and severely cut his lip requiring 3 stitches.  Yesterday, the other child, apparently feeling a little left out, fell and cut a gaping hole in the corner of her mouth.  Now with an uncanny resemblance to the Joker, she has two stitches in place and a slightly extended smile.  Naturally both nights were a little long for the kids and naturally I let them sleep in the next morning, thus our tardiness to church.  And so, after tagging my husband and sliding back into my place on the piano bench, I realized how lucky I was.

5 comments:

Alayne said...

Oh, Sherrie! Trevor told me about the second incident. I'm soooo sorry. Those poor little babes and their poor little mommy. I hope you guys are doing okay. My kiddos are sick, but when they recover we want to take your kids for a couple of hours and let you get a break. Let me know if you need anything. Bless their little hearts!

Aimee said...

That's so sad! Do you have pictures of the kid's stitches?

Charis said...

i want to see pictures of your kids. . . not of the joker! I love late night visits to the emergency room. oh the fun joys of being a mom. . . later it becomes humorous.

Coach Ann said...

Well at least they look like they're smiling!

sherrie bebe said...

Aimee...I gave you the Joker picture, that was one of them. For the other child, picture a duck. His top lip was so swollen it looked like a beak!