Yesterday afternoon my work call was cancelled, affording me some unexpected free time. As soon as Scott came home from his meetings we quickly changed into our swimsuits and headed to the pool. With the ambient temperature in the high 90s for the 4th straight day, the water temperature warmed to a delightful 85 degrees. Even Scott, who is reluctant to getting into chilly water, happily hopped into the pool to play.
the baby splash pad, Timmy happily joined us in the "big kid" pool. He
excitedly kicked and paddled after his brother, desperate to stay in the
thick of the action. Obviously Scott or I were always within arms reach
of him at all times but we allowed him to kick and paddle on his own.
With the help of his life vest, he is becoming quite an adept water
We were having a perfect afternoon. Everybody was
having a fantastic time, nobody was throwing a fit and the weather and
water were both ideal. Then a large plastic torpedo toy flew in the
center of my nose.
After the numbing pain subsided, I managed
to understand what happened. Robby, who is not known for his athletic
prowess, was attempting to throw the torpedo to his Daddy who was
positioned about 10 feet away from me to the left. Despite aiming for
Scott, the torpedo flew straight into my face. It was a direct hit. In
fact, if he were aiming for me, it would have been a perfect throw. Of
course if he were aiming for me, I would have been prepared and not
playing splash tag with Timmy.
We were forced to leave the
pool shortly after the torpedo attack. Robby was upset, and I was in
pain. I know that Robby did not throw the missile at my nose on purpose.
Not only would he never try to hurt me, but I also know that of he was
aiming for my nose he never would have made contact.
still hurts. It's swollen, and my eyes are black and blue. I'm really
hoping that it isn't broken, but a doctor won't be able to do anything
at this point and it is not crooked! All will be well. My eyes will just match the purple streaks in my hair for a few days.