Sunday, July 13, 2008
Crocs + Escalator ='s Emergency Room!
Yesterday we took a family trip with some friends to get away for a bit and buy Ruth a birthday present (25 on Saturday the 19!). Unfortunately our day quickly took a turn for the worse! We we're on our way down the escalator in the mall when Chloe's shoe got stuck at the bottom!!! (The picture above is pretty much what the shoe looked like although that was the side and Chloe's was at the bottom, we unfortunately didn't have a camera with us....) Thank the Lord she was able to get her foot out (with some minor cut's and bruises) with some help from Mommy! Although, she was bleeding a bit, crying & very frightened so the mall people told us that we could go to the E.R for a free check up to make sure everything was O.K. The doctor conformed that she hadn't broken or sprained anything. :)
Then today at church we mentioned as a praise what had happened (not getting badly hurt) and... The Pastor said "It wasn't a Croc was it?" Yes! why? Turns out there's a hug issue with kids and Crocs on escalators! Some kids have seriously hurt their foot or broken their toe! Here is one of the many articles about it on the web www.wisebread.com/crocs-escalator
So parents beware! Crocs are great for a lot of places. But maybe the mall isn't such a good idea!
As for Chloe she's doing great, although, still bummed about not having her Crocs any more. She will ask where the other one is from time to time and we just tell her the escalator monster ate it!!!
Posted by Ben & Ruth