All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

On the night of December 1st, I had to march and play for the band in the holiday parade through the village. The parade went well and I headed home.

When I got home, my parents were already home from the parade. My brother had just come home from work too. Around 7:30, my brother thought it would be a good idea to rough house with my mom. He does this a lot and, usually, nothing happens.

He sat on the ground and hugged my moms legs and nudged her. As you can tell, this is not going to end well. My mom was afraid of breaking her tailbone, so she put her hands down to catch her fall. I was in the next room over, and I heard a crack.

I turned around and went into our living room to see my mom lying on the floor, holding her wrist in shear pain. She said to me “I heard a crack! I think it’s broken!”

Sure enough, her wrist was fractured. She went to the doctor the next day where they took x-rays to determine the severity of the injury. She chose to get a red and green cast for Christmas.

Moral of the story, do not try to push someone over when holding her legs.