At the boys’ birthday party someone had the bright idea to get a bubble machine for one of the dance portions of the party. Okay, I was that someone! I didn’t anticipate that the kids would rush the bubble machine/not wait for the bubbles to flow to them. Suffice it to say…bubble juice plus a hard wood floor are not a good combo. I noticed that the floor was getting slippery so I rushed over to make the kids move back before someone slipped and fell. Well, I (somewhat) accomplished my mission. No child was hurt. I was though! My foot slipped from underneath me. I fell backwards, then my neck jerked and my head banged HARD against the floor. Ouch! I had never hit my head so hard before in my life. My head was throbbing, but I quickly got back up and finished the party. “Are you okay?” Michael worriedly asked. “I’m fine,” I responded. “Go and have fun.” (Minus the pounding headache, I was fine.) The hilarious part is that I caught it on video…
That banging sound at the end…that would be my head hitting the floor!
During and right after the party, my family and friends expressed their concerns about my head, but I was too busy to think about it. Reggie’s aunt, who was on the other side of the room said, “I just heard a loud bump.” “Yep…that would have been my head,” I joked. (Thank God that I have a big head!) After hearing the term “brain bleed” several times though, I began to get worried. Much like fevers, head injuries kind of freak me out, because you don’t know whether they are really serious or not. Reggie is so sweet…he said, “I’m going to wake you up several times tonight to make sure that you’re okay.” I laughed, but I must admit that I did pray on Saturday night, “Dear God, please don’t let me die in my sleep tonight. That would totally ruin all future birthdays for my boys!” Since I’m typing this, obviously my prayers were answered. Besides a sore neck and a slight headache, all is well. (To satisfy my loving husband, I am going to make an appointment with the doctor tomorrow though…just to be 100% safe.)