You are 55 months old today
Of course it happened on the very first day of summer vacation (go big or go home amiright?). You fell on your right side and I still think we were lucky that you only got away with a broken arm. I was so worried about concussion or internal bleeding, even now when I re-hear the sound of your body hitting the ground, I realize how lucky we were.
One of the things that broke my heart after you broke your arm was when you said, "I'm sorry mommy. I won't ever climb the monkey bars again." Do you remember what I said to you? I told you, "You most certainly will climb again. You will not let those monkey bars scare you or keep you from doing what you love. We will start on some lower bars and then when you are stronger and a bit older and more confident, you can try the taller bars again. You do not need to apologize for this...this was an accident and it could happen to anyone."
I still stand by that. Sometimes accidents happen but never let that keep you from doing what you love.
Some other things that you have loved this month:
Strawberry picking (and eating):
We may not be genetically related but we share many of the same personality traits. We're both stubborn, like to be right, insist on having the last word, and have trouble sitting still. But we also both like to make people laugh, make friends easily, love to explore new places and can find the fun in most anything we do.
And we both also like ice cream sundaes! Sometimes the cherry on top is all the happiness you need.