How did you injure your toe?
I kicked a toy.
Did you intend to kick the toy?
Have you ever kicked a toy before this incident?
Never so large a toy and never with so much force.
How is the toy?
The toy is fine. It was found in the corner of the room slightly shaken but with no visible trauma.
How is the toe?
Painful. Swollen. Bruised.
Have you had it x-rayed?
No. I have not yet embraced the humility required to spend money and time on finding out if my foolish actions will require more time and money.
What does your husband think about all this?
My husband has been very kind and did not scold me but only laughed at me gently. He thinks that going to the doctor would be a good idea but has so far allowed me to refuse.
What have you learned from this incident?
That I can be outrageously foolish in any given moment... and that American doll horses are rather well made.... and that I'm always in need of grace and the fatherly mercy and embrace that only my sweet Lord can give me.
UPDATE: The toe is broken.
(Need a little pick-me-up, too? The kids introduced me to this delightful song (Hold Me) from Christian artist, Jamie Grace. "Lord, I love the way You hold me.")