Ouch ouch ouch ouch!
It appears that children really are bad for you.
I’m not talking about the strains and tolls that pregnancy and childbirth take on your body. Nor the impact of protacted periods of sleep deprivation.
This isn’t even about the plague of winter bugs they’ll bring into your house. Which, thank you, I seem to be largely managing to avoid this time around thanks to the advice to take Sambucol. Next thing I’m trying is the hand sanitiser and more hand washing.
But I digress.
Plain and simply, children are bad news.
This morning I went to get Littler out of her cot.
Normal part of everyday life.
But for some reason I leant over too far to pick her up and ouch! Something went wrong in my back.
I’ve never had any back problems before. I’ve never realised how utterly debilitating it is to not be able to walk, to sit, to lie or to do anything.
Heat packs, cold packs and a visit to the osteopath later and I can at least move but my goodness it is sore.
The good news is that I’ve managed to give a rather good wrench to a muscle so at least I’ve not done something irreperable.
The bad news is that I’m not supposed to lift anything! Yes try telling that to my two under three. And how exactly am I supposed to get them into their cots? Hire a crane?
I don’t suppose that there is any way I’m going to wake up tomorrow and this will be better? I tried the mind over matter approach when I broke the bones in my foot and that didn’t seem to work and I have a niggling feeling that it might not now.
Any tips to get this to heal quickly? Not least because I have a morning of meetings tomorrow and I really don’t fancy having to try and sit through all of that.
Oh and my top tip. Be careful, children can be bad for your health!
Oh and Mr Muddling, please take note, this is not funny and continuing to think it is may very well be bad for YOUR health.
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