Forks and Awards : MapucheRican Milestones
Consider this, to use the words of one of readers, an annoying distraction from sex stories (I don't have any to share at the moment- please leave your applications). My sporadic blogging has been due more to mamihood obligations than South Side boys fucking me across the street from where they live with their mothers.
On Three King's Day, los tres reyes brought us our first visit to the emergency Room. I was sitting at the kitchen table tutoring a schoolmate of la Mapu on the importance of the period when I hear a scream coming from my daughter who was on "Enu" (an Ernie step thing that she has called Enu since forever) getting a cup from a cabinet.
"Call 911! Call 911" She's yelling. I run over to find that the tine of a serving fork had gone through her left ring finger. My student was picked up almost immediately and I threw a shawl over la Mapu so we could run over to the nearest hospital (about 5 blocks away). I couldn't put a coat on her well because she had a fork stuck in her left hand and was holding it up with her right. One lady on the street asked me accusingly, "Don't you have a coat for that child?"
I responded, "yes lady I do but in case you haven't noticed my kid has a fork stuck in her finger, the fucking coat is the least of my problems."
La pobre MapucheRican was crying and asking why this happened to her and if it happened because she did something bad.
Once in the ER I grabbed the nurse and told her my daughter had a fork through her finger that needed to be taken out stat. The nurse looked at me and asked, "Are you kidding me?" I told her that damnit I wasn't and to please tend to my child. She was given 5 shots of a local anesthetic, after which she was still screaming.
"It can't possibly still hurt?" the doctor asked her.
"No! But I'm scared!" My daughter yelled. I wanted to cry. Pobrecita. 1...2....3... and the fork was removed. After determining she needed no stitches , we were on our way home about two hours after we came in. Not bad for a NYC ER.
On a happier note, la Mapu was deemed student of the month at her public school. The Principal gave her an award certificate and a medal which apparently between last night and this morning disappeared.