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April 10, 2009

Ups and downs.


Last Saturday, Hd said he had some work at office for an hour and left at 11 am. I was grudgingly making lunch while at 12.30, the door bell rang. I opened the door to see MY SISTER standing at the door step with a big grin on her face. Hd was standing behind her busy taking a video!!! I went speechless for a whole minute while Ashu screamed, ran and hugged my sis. Antu crawled super fast to see what all the noise was about! Apparently, Hd and Sis were in the loop for the past few weeks planning her trip. Hd even faked an impending trip to New Jersey in May and asked me what I wanted from the US so that my sister can do some shopping for me and the kids! Sweet, huh?

But then things soured in the next 24 hours. On Sunday we went to a friends sons birthday party. It was held in an indoor play park. Hd, Sis, another mom and I were jumping and goofing around in the inflatable area. Sis fell from the climbing structure and hurt her ankle. She could nt even put her foot down. Hd took her to the hospital after the party and the Xray result did nt show anything broken. But we got a call from the hospital the next day and they asked my sis to come back for a scan. It was a fracture, after all. In the Tibia. So she was given crutches and a huge cast. It might take 8 to 12 weeks to recover. Bil took the next available flight and reached here on Tuesday so that they can go back together next week as sis will need assistance while traveling. Tomorrow theres another test to see if she ll need surgery. Sis is planning to get it done in the US if necessary. But we are hoping and praying that she does nt need one.

Ashu is having a ball what with her uncle and aunt being here. Enjoying all the goodies, toys, clothes and on demand stories and books. Sis is upset that she cant dance around with Ashu and cant go out to parks, lakeside and on trips. But nevertheless, we are having fun indoors. I fee so guilty as if I pushed her myself. (I did nt, OK?) I mean, here she came to Zurich all the way from California to surprise me spending money, effort and all the planning and this had to happen. She has to go back and get adjusted to this condition for the next 2 months at least. Cant go to work, cant walk without crutches, cant sleep in a comfortable position, has to be dependent,... Sucks!

Some Humor in Fracture:
Ashu took the breakfast tray for my sis and said "Get some soon"! LOL! no wonder Bil took the next flight and arrived, huh? ;)

Any chance she gets, she tells people "Perimma bone broken".

Any chance I get, I sing "Satti suttadhadaa" a la Sivaji Ganesan(with crutches) in Aalayamani movie much to my sisters annoyance.

Sis is most upset that this had to happen at a kids play area of all places. She thinks a skiing accident would have been so cool!!

The other day my mom called and asked my how I am doing. "Oru nondi Akka. Oru kai kuzhandhai. Oru rendunketaan ponnu. Oru udhavaakarai purushan, eppadi iruppennu neeye sollu"*, I answered in an over dramatic way. Hd was nt happy about the sandhula sindhu.

*an invalid sister, a helpless baby, a neither here nor there little girl and a useless husband. How do you think I am doing?

Idukkan varungaal naguga(If troubles come, laugh), right?

21 comments:

Sachita said...

awesome:) ur sis has a crutch so dont go within crutch distance.evlow nakkala

Sands said...

Oh oh! Hope she gets well soon. Looks like you are coping just fine ;)

Jira said...

This is bad timing for getting hurt...But what a cool surprise!
Hd's effort must be applauded!
I have been reading your blog for a while and and your posts are the 'eppozhuthum naguga' kinds ! I love the humour in all of them :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely my policy Boo! Just laugh it away.. :)

-San

Manchus said...

Really really feel bad about your sister's fall. Hope she gets better sooner and hope the memories she created with you will assist in healing faster.

"Get some soon" was too cute.

Manchus said...

On a different note, did you attend your Ashu's Federar uncle's
wedding?

Premalatha said...

Get < strike >some< /strike > well soon YaadaYaada. :-)

Diya said...

Nice Suprise.. Hope ur sister gets well soon

inbavalli said...

Hope your sister gets well soon. Trust you to bring so much humour into the situation :D

Anonymous said...

Wishing your sister to get well soon.
You seem to be managing well with your sense of humor.
Seetha

maidinmalaysia said...

oops!
paavam perimma

Dmp said...

It was exciting to read abt the mighty surprise they had planned for you, but sad to know abt your sis's ankle...Hope she gets better soon

mommyof2 said...

hope your sis gets well soon...

Hitha said...

Hope ur sis gets well soon....u have a great sense of humor.... :)

Vidooshak said...

Awww, the story started so sweetly with the rocking surprise. I am always awed by the success of surprises and something as elaborate as this one, WOW! Sad that SIL had to literally "fall" in love with Ashu, but going by the fractured humor I am sure the visit is turning out quite successful anyway.

Why does she go back, when she can't work for 2 months? Let her R&R these 2 months in the company of A&A. Aisa mauka phir kahaan milega? :-)

Hope she gets some soon. Er... get well soon.

Anonymous said...

oru paasamulla thangachiyaa - you go to cali and take care of the n(ice) sis along with the kaikuzhandhai, and rendunkettan ponnu - atleast odhavaakarai purushanai swisslayae vittudalaam...

Where did you get this dialogue - does it come in a movie - saaradaava?. Hope n(ice) sis doesnt need surgery and gets well soon.

Vidya

Saya said...

hahahahah.. had so much fun reading this post.. especially the last quote :-) rock on.

Preethi said...

uhoh hope your sister gets better soon!!

yaadayaada said...

Thanks everyone for the wishes. We can always count on little Boo to come up with a humour post on every situation.

Subhashree said...

Absolutely.. sandhula sindhu is our birthright. Sorry to laugh at yaadayaada's expense.

You get her well soon, Ok?

Kay said...

That's just bad.. I hope she gets well soon. How nice of her to surprise you like this. I remember reading an old post of yours about your family full of surprises!