It was very impressive.
We watched as mom sailed over the gate. She flew gracefully in the air and landed rather ungracefully on the ground.
It’s not the fall that hurts, it’s the landing.
There was silence.
This is what she looked like:
Chloe, half asleep, sat up on the couch and peered down at Mom. This is what Chloe looked like:
(… well what she’d look like if she were a cat)
Mom said “ow”.
Chris stifled a laugh, quickly changing his face to the look of a concerned son.
I expressed casual worry, “You okay, Mom?”
Dad asked what happened, unfortunately having missed the dramatic gliding over the gate.
While worried about her, we were starting to get used to her lying on the floor, embarrassed and dazed.
Dad went to help her up. They looked for serious injuries. He helped her back to the couch.
And so we resumed our evening.Kyersten is eighteen years old and lives with her dad, late-deafened mom, and 6’3″ “baby” brother in Maryland. To leave out mention of the menagerie of animals living there as well would be… wise – as she wanted this short.
© 2008 Hearing Loss Journal