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The Tiny Terror And The Mud

I haven't posted about the Tiny Terror For a While

This is because she now goes to school and has calmed down a bit but only a bit. Sitting still in school for 5 hours a day, even though she gets breaks and a lunchtime, is a bit much for her active nature and she likes to run most of the way home when she gets released from school.

Hiding From Her Sister

There is a big tree in the school grounds and the other day, she decided to hide behind it and stay there while her sister walked on down to go home. Grandad took the older sister on ahead and I pretended to leave, so the tiny terror came running.

The Mud Patch

She ran in a straight line over the grass towards me. I thought she would see the muddy patch but either she didn't see it or didn't realise that it would be slippery because she ran straight into it and of course slid onto her backside. I don't know which part of her wasn't covered in mud - head to toe!

There were a lot of shocked voices and kids saying "she's covered in mud". I just laughed. My own three would have done the same and they just got put in the bath. She was quite subdued on the way home though, but not sufficiently that she didn't want to climb on the wall at the park!

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VinceSummers wrote on February 19, 2019, 12:50 PM

"Kids! What's the matter with kids today..." a riotous song you will enjoy. Here it is:

MegL wrote on February 19, 2019, 5:41 PM

Very funny - and Dick Van Dyke before Mary Poppins!

lookatdesktop wrote on February 20, 2019, 1:46 PM

Nice little story. So the tiny terror has lots of energy. You can't keep a good kid down.

MegL wrote on February 21, 2019, 4:56 AM

That's right! She is on holiday with her parents and siblings at the minute. They arrived at the hotel on Tuesday and by Wednesday she had already managed to fall and bump her head and then fell and scraped her elbows. But she was back up and out to a tinies disco that night!

lookatdesktop wrote on February 22, 2019, 12:13 AM

Would it be right to call this a bit of a case of being accident prone? I know some people who are actually prone to having accidents on a regular basis. I used to fall a lot from my bike because I rode my bike all over the place and took lots of chances. Once I skidded down a winding incline road and fishtailed and flipped over a guard railing, afterwards, with a bent front wheel and a few cracked ribs, I walked 7 miles back home and never went to see a doctor. Years later when getting an X-ray for the flu the doctor discovered that I had two ribs that had been broken and had healed years before. That brought back the memory of that bike accident I had years before.

MegL wrote on February 22, 2019, 2:04 AM

She does seem to be accident prone too, probably because she takes chanced, like you did. That was some accident you had, you were lucky.