They don't exactly look dangerous do they? A pair of toddler shoes in a bright red and a size five and a half.
Yet yesterday they were the reason behind a dash to the emergency Doctors before closing. Little Miss C didn't fall over in them, nor did my inability to see my own feet cause me to trip over them when she left them lying around. Oh no – nothing that straight forward. Instead I managed to sprain my wrist whilst fastening the buckle on them. Yep, you read that right – a sprained wrist caused by fastening my daughter's shoes. You honestly couldn't make this up.
After three hours of throbbing pain and an inability to even eat cake or drink tea without pain I gave in and phoned my wonderful local Doctor who managed to squeeze me in to see someone quickly. I was pretty sure I hadn't broken any bones but the thought of looking after a toddler whilst not being able to use my right hand was rather frightening. I came away with a prescription for Ibuprofen gel and advice to rest it completely for 48 hours and apply ice. Maybe it's my own stupidity but I didn't realise just how difficult it is to do so many things with just one hand – tying my hair back, fastening my bra and brushing my teeth are all suddenly so much more complicated, and in the case of the teeth brushing messy too!
So, if you're waiting for an email from me, or for me to do anything else then there's a pair of red shoes to blame!