Never a dull moment…

November 17, 2014/kids

Pun intended.


This angle makes it look like the foreign body was in her toes. It was not.


It was actually behind her toes in the ball of her foot.

The foreign body was a piece of sewing needle that broke in pieces. She stepped on it Tuesday evening. We found the top half of the needle and weren’t sure if it started as a whole needle before she stepped on it.


She swore the other half was in her foot, that she could FEEL it…. Being the awesome mom and dad we are, we tried to convince her that it probably was just very painful that she stepped on a needle at all and to wait a day before getting an x-ray. #parentingfail


And yes, we made her hobble to school. We were at the ER Wednesday night where we found out they wouldn’t do a surgery since it wasn’t emergent. SURGERY! The needle was so deep, it required an actual surgery to remove it.

The Giant took her back early Thursday morning to be “fit in,” which ended up being mid-morning. I picked her up and kissed him goodbye (to go to work) by lunchtime. Isn’t she the sweetest?



I’ll tell you what. These kids keep us on our toes.

Comments (4)

  • Debbie / November 17, 2014 / Reply

    I have had similar “parenting fails” with each of my kids when they broke their arms (fortunately not at the same time). I told one to put ice on his elbow, only to realize 20 minutes later that the pain was not going away. I wrapped my daughter’s wrists in ace wraps and gave her motrin overnight because I thought she had just sprained her wrists (and who wants to go to the ER at 9:30 pm anyway?!?). Both kids survived, and I’m sure Natalie will, too. Good luck to her and her recovery!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dottie Ward / November 17, 2014 / Reply

    oops. haha dang, I bet that was super painful.

  • Becky / November 18, 2014 / Reply

    I had to laugh when you said “parent fail” We all have them and you will have some more before they grow up! Builds character

  • Sherrie / November 18, 2014 / Reply

    She sure seems to be a happy patient! At least that was the plus side to this whole ordeal. Bless her heart, though, that had to hurt. When I was growing up, my Daddy was insane crazy about sewing needles and how careful we were to be when using them. This is exactly what I think he was afraid of – for one of us to drop it in the carpet and not realize it and somebody to step on it. Ouch! Feel better soon, Natalie!

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