Monday, August 10, 2009

which way


sorry i'm a bit late with the weekword, but i spent the morning taking care of my little artsygirl, who has been having some back pain lately. it's no wonder - the child is a contortionist and she never stops moving. it is nothing to find her scaling stop signs, hanging from the inside doorways of our house, bouncing high on a trampoline and landing hard on her can, or the most horrifying to me, watching her scale the rope up to the ceiling of the gym, ringing the cowbell at the top and waving hello from 20 feet in the air. so i took her to the doctor this morning thinking it would be a quick in/out visit with a prescription for an ice pack and motrin, but instead they sent us over to the hospital for a round of x-rays. when the doctor asked her how she hurt her back, she thought for a second and said, "you know, i think it was that limbo contest."

i'm sure she's fine, and we wound up even having a little bit of fun during our re-routed morning. and since our day didn't go according to plan (it rarely does, which is why i generally don't plan in the first place), i decided on DETOUR for the weekword. if you want to play, leave me a comment, and post your interpretation this friday - a drawing, journal page, photo, painting, a story - truly, any way you want to take it ;)

27 comments:

BloggingQueen said...

OMG -- "I think it was that limbo contest." That's my official explanation for all aches and pains from now on!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

Hmm, she also has a sense of humor too!
did the doctor laugh, please tell me (s)he laughed.

hope she is feeling better soon!

cindy said...

she is adorable. hope she feel better very soon, like now!

aimee said...

oh yes, the doctor burst out laughing! we both did. it was hard not to. what's more, my artsygirl didn't intend for the remark to be funny at all. to her, that limbo contest was serious business.

L'Atelier said...

i hope she is feeling better and all with detour and xrays will turn out fine.
i am in for the weekword!
xo

steve said...

Ahhhh, to be able to even do the limbo again. Hope she's feeling better though. In the meantime, I'm really diggin' this style in your journal - kind of sketchy and always bursting with color!

heather smith jones said...

Well limbo is serious business but of course I am so glad that she is ok!
Detour, good word. It seems there is a detour of some sort in nearly every day, eh?

e said...

i hope your little one feels in tip-top shape soon! i am in for DETOUR this week!

Nina Crittenden said...

Poor kid. We have a wall climber at my house, too! They just don't seem to know how to slow down...

Lemonie said...

Hope your artsygirl is feeling better and hittin' the limbo poles soon.
Hey, just wanted to say you are my official Monday Muse this week! Each week I find a Mama Artist who has the passion and drive to indulge her artistic side (and thus inspire me to do the same)
Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!
http://meloniejohnson.com/blog/

Carmen said...

Your artsy girl sounds a lot like mine. Hope she's on the mend and feeling better soon!

FruensWerk said...

"Limbo contest????...HAHA I like that girl...and got a very big smile on my face...hihi...keep her from Limbo.
Sending a "hug to fell better"
And count me in on your detour :)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

count me in for detour!

frayedattheedge said...

I shall have to say that next time to my doctor! Hope she's keeping better. Yes please, count me in for detour. Regards, Anne

●• Thereza said...

detour.... no idea. but will give it a go :)
sorry to hear about artsygirl's back.. hope she gets better real soon!

Veja cecilia said...

I´ll be playing along with the weekword:) I hope your girl gets better!

Liz said...

too funny... love your "this way"...

Ces said...

Hehehe! "You know, I think it was that limbo contest." Hehehe. I am sorry, I can't stop giggling. Go Artsygirl. Sorry mom,I know the stress, but I think she is cute and fabulous!

Katrina said...

i hope your little one is okay. "the limbo contest" is an unforgettable doctor story, i'm sure. xoxo, k.

Nicky Linzey said...

Hope your little girl is recovering from her 'limbo dancing'. I'll have a go at detour too.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Ouch !!! I don't really understant what "limbo contest" means... but... I think your little girl is adorable... I hope she is fine now !!!

~Valentina~ said...

Ohh dear.. "Limbo contest"... your girl kills me! Hope she is feeling better :)
Count on me with the detour word ;)

jersuzstuff.blogspot.com said...

Count me in also, As soon as I heard the weekword I thought of this photo. Not sure how to do this.

Kelly C. said...

oh my! i hope her back feels better soon. your sweet doodles make me smile always!

aimee said...

thank you all! for a moment we were worried it was something more complicated, but turns out it was just a muscle strain. no more headstands on the sofa for a while!

peggyfussell said...

How did I miss this post?? I love it! I must have been at the Gaslight Tavern when you posted it...

Alexandra Hedberg said...

by the way - who is giving this week's word?