Even though I had the most amazing party, I still should have known better. You see, the theme at my party was “Be a kid again.” We had clackers, pin the pipe on the Leprechaun, carnival games, a piñata, and my nemesis…”Skip it.” I used to play “skip it” for hours when I was a kid. I loved “Skip it.” I couldn’t get enough of that thing. I found one at JoAnne Fabrics right before my party so I bought it. I knew it would be a big hit. I was right! People loved “skip it.” I used it a few times during the evening’s festivities. One of those times, I remember feeling like I had twisted my ankle, but kids don’t need to worry about those things, so I brushed it off.
I can’t remember when I had such a good time at a party. It was fantastic! I really felt like a kid again. That is until Sunday morning. I tried to get out of bed, but my right ankle wouldn’t let me. It said “NO WAY!” Ignorning the pain and the swelling, I cleaned up from the party and helped my sister’s get ready to head back home.
By Sunday night, I really couldn’t walk anymore. It was time to stop “being a kid again” and being 50. After a trip to the doctor, a immobilization boot for 3 weeks, I think I have the theme for next year’s party….”Act Your Age.” We already have some ideas for appetizers – Geritol and Aspirin. Games can include Cane jousting and wheelchair races. Any takers?