Friday, 24 October 2008

Bloggus interruptus

No, it's not the Invisible Man dis-robing - this is my latest attempt at blogging. With a broken hand. Not easy. At least when I reported to casualty (only twelve hours after falling down the stairs) and was asked to state my occupation, I got to proudly declare my new stay-at-home-dad status for the first time (or so I thought). "I'll put that down as household management," said the woman on reception. And a mere two-and-a-half hours later I was the proud owner of a fractured metacarpal and a heavy pot. It could have been worse, I suppose. Charlie got to play on lots and lots of new toys - first in A&E, then in X-Ray and finally, the Fracture Clinic. And it's half-term next week, so Sarah will be able to look after us! (I know, I know... the things some people will do to avoid changing nappies!)

26 comments:

  1. Oh my word! You poor thing. Does it hurt? Have people written all over your cast yet?

    You're just going to have to blog left-handed. x

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  2. I'm sure you can change a nappy one-handed! He he he!

    Hope it's better soon.

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  3. In my house you have to lose both arms before getting out of nappy duty, but it was a great try ;-)
    Thank goodness this won't keep you from blogging! Hope you're healed quickly,


    J

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  4. Oh I bet that hurt, you poor thing.

    Household management?! I'm sure that's not what they call it when a woman says the same!!!

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  5. Oh, that sounds nasty. I can only imagine your pain.

    And having a little one with you while waiting in casualty! My heart goes out to you

    Js xxx

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  6. Ouch...Hope you heal quickly.
    Your going to learn how to do everything differently....hopefully with minimal pain.

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  7. I've fallen down several flights of stairs (at different venues) but not managed to break my hand as yet...(!) Hope your hand gets better soon.

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  8. Get well soon.

    "Household Management"? Not heard that one before.

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  9. Household management-I like the sound of that. Sounds very important. Which of course household managers are!!

    Hope your hand mends ok.

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  10. But can you change nappies with just the one hand?

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  11. Most men type with one finger anyway don't they!
    Nice view you have while blogging by the way. I'm sat here looking at a wall!

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  12. Hope the hand is not too painful.

    When I was 11 I broke my right arm. I am right handed and I was expected to go to school and do lessons and homework, so I had to quickly learn to write with my left hand.

    I am sure that you can learn to change a nappy with your left hand over half term.

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  13. Hope you feel better soon!

    (Due to years of having one baby or another under an arm, I am expert at doing things one-handed...hoovering, dusting, making the tea....it makes me feel quite nostalgic)!!

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  14. Sorry to hear about your paw - hope your sinister-handedness is improving.....and note that the scope for some left-handed artwork is vast - unless Charlie's pens work ok to dooddle on the dotterel.... ! (A dying art form, I'm afraid - when they moved on from real 'plaster' to fibreglass it wasn't so easy any more).
    But, a new slant on being 'plastered' I guess....

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  15. Oh, now come on man! A fractured metacarpal? Tish and pish. Get that pot off, get some vinegar and brown paper on and stop being such a big girl’s blouse.

    What happened? Did the homemade parachute fail to deploy? Hahahaha

    Get well soon you clumsy dolt! :)

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  16. sorry about your hand...love how the triage nurse marked your occupation down as "household management!" take it easy...

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  17. I hope you learn to change nappies and type left handed or we'll all feel the pain. At least it's half term and you can enjoy playing the patient for a few days! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  18. Awww, poor you! The things some people will do for a bit of attention....

    Btw, I love that good ol' northern phrase 'don't be such a big girl's blouse'....you make me laugh Dave.

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  19. NotSupermum, it is really all about the attention isn’t it?

    I bet he’s loving it too.

    My favourite northern phrase: "I say what I like and I like what I bloody well say" Heh heh heh.

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  20. Yeah Dave. I reckon he'd got a bit fed up of all this house-husband lark after realising that housework/childcare is a thankless task, and he threw himself down the stairs.

    Another good northern phrase (or maybe just my family's?) is "worse things have 'appened at sea".

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  21. LMAO. I think the ironing mountain got too high and this was his attempt to hand it back to his wife.

    Drat I'm out of clean family friendly phrases now, so I'll just put a sock in it. :)

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  22. Household management becomes...household mismanagement...hope it heals soon.

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  23. Hey, this is unfair! Dave and NSM having a chat I can't join in with (without taking forever)! Thanks for the tag, Gadj - I'll get round to it as soon as I can and thanks for the good wishes everyone else. I'm becoming quite adept at one-handed nappy-changing, ironing - and blogging.

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  24. That's good to hear. just don't do your self and other mischief in the meantime.

    Just wondering....? How many hands do you need to hold the iron? Har har har. :)

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  25. Superb timing The Dotterel! Utilise the good lady's time off school to take over your duties, lovely stuff.

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