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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Extra, extra!

Remember my cute, chubby neice? Well, she is still cute and chubby, but now she has a skinned up ear and a life-time of therapy awaiting her because....

(drum roll please!)

MY SISTER DROPPED HER BABY IN THE DRY CLEANER'S PARKING LOT!!! Yes, she did. According to Jennifer, she was carrying Bella AND the dry cleaning, and then she tripped in the parking lot, probably over some extra air or something.

She recalls the fall, and the words "mmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bbbbaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbyyyyyy!" being hollered in slow motion. She then recalls Bella rolling and rolling across the parking lot.

Many people rushed to the aid of the obvious MHMR patient with the baby. The crazy lady had hurt her foot, and someone picked up the baby to make sure she was okay. There was some recovery time at the dry cleaner, where Jennifer attempted to portray sanity and tried to get her baby back from well-meaning strangers.

Then there was an ER visit (because my sister is the original Drama Queen) and everything checked out fine.

I knew all that padding on Bella had a purpose.

Now, if you read on another blog about this hilarious event unfolding at a Fort Worth dry cleaner, please let us know! Bella WILL be famous one day, but we weren't expecting it so soon!

10 Comments:

Blogger Jennboree said...

HEY! Few corrections to your breaking news story...

1) I did not have the dry-cleaning, it was already with the dry-cleaning people (I know, doesn't make the situation look any more to my favor)

2) I tripped on a) sidewalk OR b) air

3) I didn't DROP her. I fell gallantly on my own knees and elbow (who needs skin or cartilage?) and your niece proceeded to ROLL out of my arms and on down the block.

I must say that Bella enjoyed all the extra attention she recieved at said places. Once my heart eased back out of my throat and into its rightful place, I was able to be thankful God makes babies' bones like rubber.

And THAT is theeeeeeee REST of the story...

4:18 PM  
Blogger jes said...

she rolled down the block? makes her sound like a roly-poly. was it downhill? how did she stop?

LOL. i am SO laughing about this. i'll keep my eye out for blogs about a baby rolling down the street. ;)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Okay...I JESt (haha)

Not down the block...just about four feet down the parking lot. Luckily, she's used to falling on her own, thus the reason she has far less bo-bo's than her mommy.

*pointing to swollen knees, skinless elbow, tetanus shot bruise, severely sprained ankle with fashionable "boot", crutches and ER bracelets*

I am NOT dramatic.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

ahahahaha! i told jen she can handle anything now! she has done what all parents fear, and she has survived it.

really, jen is the greatest mom and this should, in no way, go on her resume!

7:14 PM  
Blogger jes said...

so, when Bella gets older and kids tease her, she really CAN say that she was dropped on her head as a baby.

well, maybe not her head. but the fact that she was dropped is close enough.

even IF the drop was more like a "roll"...of course, we weren't there to witness it, so Jenn could say that Bella leapt from her arms and did a full twisting layout before landing on the asphalt and we couldn't prove otherwise.

except that Bella - can she even walk? - probably doesn't have the coordination to accomplish such a feat at such a young age.

but i digress.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

I think she'll be an Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics.

9:15 AM  
Blogger jes said...

ooh! i love watching OLympic gymnastics!

except i feel sorry for the girls cause they don't have any boobs.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

they probably feel sorry for us because we don't have a waist and our thighs touch.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

But at least we don't glitter our faces and wear 56 barrettes.

Bella will need to start a different trend than that when she's a gold medalist.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

You and your sister are hilarious. I'm so glad your niece is okay. You will have so much to write about with her. (Be glad she's not a boy, Amanda!)

10:15 PM  

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