Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Resiliency of Youth

My daughter has inherited her father's sense of adventure. She loves to climb trees, hike mountains, and swing as high as she can:

Unfortunately, she also has inherited her father's proclivity for spraining an ankle. She agrees that it probably was not a good idea to jump off the neighbor's buoy swing while wearing an unreliable pair of Crocs on her feet.

The good news? She's eight. Whereas you or I might take to our beds for two weeks after sustaining an injury of this magnitude, she was fully healed and back to her thrill-seeking ways after only two days! Lord, give me strength . . .

Dinner last night: barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy


twinmamabee said...

Ouch! That looks nasty, but I am glad to hear that she has healed quickly. Kids are amazing!

glitzen said...

wow, brings back memories of my days and days spent just a swingin, on a buoy! fun times!

that's a colorful owie. yikes. glad she "bounced" back quick (hey, a pun!)


Kim said...

I kept her home one day, to keep her ankle elevated and iced, and she just about had a fit. She wanted to go to school on crutches and show off to all her classmates!