I was in a ‘zone’ – a zone to clean the house as deeply and thoroughly as I could.
The house has not had a proper clean since the kitchen renovations started, so I was really keen.
I walked from the bathroom to the laundry with an arm-full of cleaning products. Because of this, and also, because of SmikG clumsiness, my protruding elbow collided with the handle of the door.
“Ahhh!” I gasped, half-wheezing, half-shrieking, throwing the products onto the nearby bench so I could clutch at my elbow. The impact had sent shock waves into my bone, and it was reverberating, there were pins and needles, and deep, deep agony. I rubbed it wildly, trying to get a grip of myself, but the sounds still came out.
“OW! Oh oh oh, ouch, ohhhhhhh!”
I knew what would come as soon as I became vocal, and sure enough in amongst my canine-like yelping, came the sound of small running footsteps.
Thud thud thud thud thud.
Baby girl flew past the laundry door, before coming to a halt and backtracking when she saw where I was. She came over quickly and looked up at me all wide-eyed as I held my elbow, grimacing.
“Mama you ok?”
“Oh, Mama hurt her elbow very bad, it hurts!”
She held my arm and kissed it once, looking up at me all patiently and calmly, full of love, the way I look at her when I am trying to calm her down.
“Oh, a little bit. Here kiss it some more.” She immediately obeyed and planted more sweet kisses on my elbow.
“Oh honey, that’s much better, thank you so much my darling.” It still hurt like hell, but my heart was now brimming with love and joy, and that kind of outweighed that pesky elbow pain 😉