Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I won an argument, someone write down the date...

We had a pretty hectic weekend this past weekend - Ray's brother was in town (see a common theme here? Who thinks him and his family should move here?), my brother and his wife came to visit, we had two birthday parties to attend, strawberry picking, haircuts, scrapbooking.

One of the birthday parties was for a kid in Ashley's class and it was at the gym that we belong to. Ray was determined it was going to be okay to drop Ashley off at the party and go work out. I was of the mindset that we have never dropped her off at any party, and I wasn't going to start just because it was at our gym.

If there is one thing to know about Ray and I, it's that we are both really, really strong willed. And we are okay with that. Sometimes he wins an argument, and sometimes I win. And we get over it (it just normally takes me a little longer to get over than him...).

I won this argument, and took Ashley to the party and planned on staying with her as did all the other parents of kids at the party. The first part of the party was in the big gym part where there are basketball courts and a rock climbing wall. There was a curtain hung to separate the two sides of the gym. The kids were lined up against the curtain and were to run to the other side. Except Ashley didn't run. I was on the other side, watching her. I remember someone asking what she was doing as she was bent over. And then she stood up and she was screaming. Evidently, the back of her shoe got caught under the curtain and then when the kids moved away from it, it trapped her foot even more. She was fine, I think she was just more scared that she was trapped and couldn't move. Hugs were dispensed and tears were dried up, and she moved on.

Now, hypothetically if Ray had taken her and this had happened and he was working out, they do have an intercom system that I am sure they would have used. But still.

10 comments:

Misty said...

Oh man, poor thing... That would be terrifying!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

See I don't win very mainly fairly anymore and I miss that.

Mostly when it starts to become an issue Jeff simply says

"I'm not going to win this one so I'm not arguing about it."

It's really no fun to win by default. Ok sometimes it is :)

I'm glad you were there and she was ok....

Julie said...

It seems around age 6 (for the birthday kid) is when parties become drop off parties. Some age 5s if you knew the family well would do it too but mainly at age 6. Tell Ray he's got another year to go!

Sabrina said...

Scrapbooking? Are you cheating on me? :P

SJ said...

I wrote the date down for you! I never win arguements, or bets for that matter. I don't even try anymore...

Poor Ashley. That would have scared the crap out of me too!

Pam said...

Poor girl! Glad it all worked out well. Glad you won the argument- thanks for winning one for all moms everywhere!

BoufMom9 said...

Score one for you!Good thing too! Poor Ashley!
I hate the drop-off parties when kids are still little. I don't think I would let mine stay without me until they are atleast 8...

bichonpawz said...

Good Choice! I definitely agree that you should have stayed with her. Hope she's ok!!

Rachel said...

Poor Ashley!! I bet that scared her to death!

Dem Mom said...

One of the happiest days of my life was when I was told that I could leave my almost 4 year old at a birthday party! Obviously, with parents that I know. But if I never have to step foot in one of those bouncy or little gym places again, I'll be happy! I'm guessing I won't get this wish as I have an 8 month old who will go through the whole birthday party cycle too!