Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mom vs. Wild

Mrroww!  I heard the growl.  Out of the corner of my eye I sensed movement quick as lightening.  There were my three babies, ages 6, 4, and 2, just feet from the jaws of the large, prowling mountain lion.  My ferocious maternal instincts kicked in and I sprang into action.  I swept up my children in one strong, yet lean and lightly toned arm and swung them away from the dripping jaws of the angry cat.  I pivoted swiftly and with my right, freshly manicured foot I punished the hard as rock jaw of that beast with a "Hi-yaa!" kick.

The mountain lion whimpered and looked at me as if to say, "Well done, loving and patient mother of three.  Well done."  And with that, he ran off into the woods.  My children hugged me tight telling me (and not for the first time that day), "We love you so much, mommy.  You are our hero."

This was a story for Oprah...or at least the local news.

And that is exactly how I broke the 5th metatarsal of my right foot.  Exactly.  And it is the reason I decided to start a blog (not because everybody I know seems to have one and it seemed like a shiny new toy that I didn't have).  Because I knew I just had to share my amazing story.......

By the way, on an unrelated question, do people fact check blogs?  If so, then you should also know that as a mother of three young children who leave toys and shoes EVERYWHERE, walking in your house can be very, very dangerous.  And could easily lead to injury, like, for example, breaking the 5th metatarsal of your right foot.

8 comments:

  1. U broke my 5th metatarsal also being very adventurous in, of all places, Zermatt Switzerland. Hiking? No. Skiing then, No. Shopping. Yep. Fell off of a 3 inch curb. I mean what freaking country has 3 inch curbs?? Asking for Americanos to trip and fall I say. And, of course, nooooo cars in Zermatt. So cute little golf cart picked me up. And i had the fun of finishing the REST of my honeymoon on crutches and in a wheelchair because could not be cast. That swollen. I did not get it cast until I returned home. And I wondered why that marriage didn't take??

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  2. I think the purpose of the metatarsal is 1. to make us check ourselves every time we spell it and 2. to make us humble. And maybe in your case it was also trying to give you a hint?? Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love how you write, you totally crack me up!!! I am so excited that you started a blog and I am happy to be your very first follower!!!!

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  4. I've already contacted 9 News about your story, but no one has gotten back to me!?! For some reason they don't believe me! Well I believe you! No matter what anyone says. AND Seth and I have been telling everyone about it too!!!

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  5. PS: SOOOO excited you started a blog! Can't wait to keep reading!

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  6. Thanks for reading, Linsey and Heather! Not sure how I'll keep it up when I'm back on my feet but I have you two to show me!

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  7. I broke my 5th metatarsal too! Seriously, I truly did. I was driving my drunk friends around in college when a girl ran a stop sign and I heroically slammed on the brakes and then, ta-da I broke my 5th metatarsal. I'm strong-in case you did not know.I will have to tell you then how I rebroke it and was in a walking cast for 5 months, yes 5. Thats a story for another day.

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