Drama – Word of the Week

This week has been quite eventful.
After a lazy weekend recovering from the Mad Blog Awards on Friday evening (the journey to which was quite a drama in itself) we got back to school rather sluggish on Monday. In fact Star was a whole two minutes late and ended up with a 30 minute detention. I do understand that punctuality is important but I was a little annoyed. I said to her, ‘ok, we’ll take you in 30 minutes late every day and you can stay behind 30 minutes,’ She wasn’t impressed and sulked while replying ‘don’t you love me mummy?’

Then on Tuesday I went to pick the children up and there was a strong smell of gas in the playground. We noticed the building work going on behind the school and I said that it smelled like they had hit a gas pipe. The Little Man came out saying that they had been standing in the playground because of a gas leak. So was the gas coming from the school then? When we picked up Boo she said they had been evacuated because of gas. If that was the case why had they been allowed back into the school when the gas was still so strong? All was revealed with a message from the school saying that there had been some confusion at first but the gas leak was from the building site. Because the smell was so bad they decided to keep the kids away from school for the next day.

On Tuesday evening I was reading a book and contemplating starting dinner when my eldest daughter walked in the room looking like she was holding something in her hands. She looked pretty distressed, as did I when she showed me a needle sticking through her finger and a load of blood! Her sewing machine needle had broken and gone straight through her finger which was now turning blue. This is when I began to feel useless, I’m not good with blood. I knew she had to get to A&E and I could drive, but I couldn’t get out of the car when we got there. I had to leave the littlies with their big brother and go and pick up Graham who had gone out to meet a friend. We made it to the hospital and an x-ray revealed that the needle was incredibly close to her bone but it was safe to remove. Then we had the issue that runs in the family with local anaesthetic. Two of my girls and myself are totally immune to it, it just doesn’t work. Yes, visits to the dentist are fun!

x-ray of needle through finger

Eventually they managed to remove the needle and give her another x-ray and we were on our way home. Too late to cook we popped into the drive thru KFC for dinner. That was fun! I’m pretty good with my driving, but not so good at breaking when going slow. If I’m approaching a car park space or similar then I generally get there by jerk stopping every few centimetres. This is a little embarrassing if you are trying to stop the car at a service window. The lad was laughing at me, pah, he should try driving with his hands.

I think I’ve had enough drama for this week but today I’ve got my first physio since taking my new medication. That should be fun considering my balance is completely off and I can barely walk at all now. I’m hoping things will improve once I get used to the meds, but today’s physio is going to be interesting.

Here’s to a drama free week next week.

The Reading Residence


  1. mummyhereandthere
    September 23, 2016 / 8:55 am

    ouch you daughter finger, hope she has a speedy recover. You have had some events this week, cor making me sleepy. I hope you have a more calmer week next week to get over it all X #wotw

  2. September 23, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    What dramas! As someone who uses her sewing machine every day, I am squirming at the xray. Yow! Hope this coming week is less eventful in a good way! #wotw

  3. Dean B
    September 23, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Sorry to hear about all the drama that's been going on and I can't believe that your daughter was sent to detention for being late for only 2 mins?! That's ridiculous! Ugh. That needle through her finger made me shudder, glad they managed to get that one out. Do hope next week is better for you and your family 🙂 #wotw

  4. September 23, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    That is way too much drama for anyone for one week! So pleased your daughter is OK now and that the kids are back to school OK after the leak. I think you're doing wonderfully well with your driving – yes, I'd like to see him try and drive with his hands, too! I hope today goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. September 23, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Oh my goodness. What a week!
    The school is being ridiculous! I would be tempted to take her in half an hour late just to prove a point. lol
    Ouch! I'm so glad your girls finger was OK.
    I hope next week is calmer for you x

  6. angiemwebster77
    September 23, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    You certainly have had a dramatic week, your poor daughter glad it missed the bone. I hope your physio went okay today. Lets hope next week is calm and peaceful. #WotW

  7. September 23, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    Ow! ow! ow! That Xray looks very dramatic and also very painful, the poor thing.
    What a week – far too much drama to cope with!
    Glad your girl's on the mend and everyone is back at school xx
    Have a great weekend

  8. debsrandomwritings
    September 24, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Hi Anne, oh my! Just reading about the sewing needle embedded in your daughters finger made my toes curl! One good reason to stay away from a sewing machine! I'm not very good a driving either and I'm fully able, so you are not alone.

    I do hope your new meds help you without causing any more drama for you. I think you've had more than enough of that recently!


  9. Elaine Livingstone
    September 26, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    oh good grief at the needle in her finger, glad it all turned out all right in the end but definitely a dram you could have done without.
    My kids are the same with phenergan, used as a premed but it made my kids hyper and they are buzzing when they came for them for the operating theatre.
    Hope this week is quieter for you. #WotW

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