The Injured party - above - fully aware she was having her picture taken.
Today, after realising that my daughter may not be making a big deal of her arm injury, just to get attention. I gave in.
So on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon, I spent two and a half hours in A & E. Not just with daughter No.1. but with daughter No.2 as well.
So how do nearly 7 and nearly 3 entertaining themselves in A & E
I think the highlight for No.2 daughter's (just for the record, No.2 only in order of when she joined us, not in order of importance - as we love them both equally - obviously) visit to A& E was crawling across three cast iron chairs, jumping off the end and shouting Taa Daa!!
Apparently Taa Daa is impossible to whisper.
She told me.
(and I truly did try...there were really sick people there).
Highlight for No.1 daughter; the X-Ray...literally afterwards shouting joyously to anyone who would listen (again, the really sick people) " I have had my 1st X-ray" clearly a right of passage.
Note to self: must spend more time with daughters on the art of quiet conversation.
And was, I hear you ask, this a valid trip or a desperate plea for attention? Has she got a fracture?
If she has, which the doctor implied she had, it is very small and only recognisable because of an additional fat deposit and contusion (???). She isn't in plaster, but is medicated with Calpol and Nurofen. She is in a sling, and we do have to go to the fracture clinic on Monday. So yes, it is valid (Thank the Lord. She isn't a total Drama queen...!)
One day I will explain how this all happened... but it is probably best not to right now as I am full of spit and venom.
All I will say is Wacky Warehouses - Children and Beer - in my view, a bad combination.
And finally an apology:
I would just like to say sorry to all the people visiting Solihull A & E between 1pm and just after 3pm - the Taa Daa girl who also may be recognised by her impression of a person with a broken leg was mine, sorry sorry sorry, I hope if you were feeling dreadful she and her older sister did not make it worse ...imparticularly the limping lady they jointly bumped into...again sorry.