A few days ago we noticed that Amaya's shoes with the lift had gotten small and were starting to hurt her feet. So we let her wear shoes without a lift to school yesterday. She decided to wear her "ugg" boots. When I went to pick her up she told me that at recess she was playing "jail" with her classmates. While she was running her knee popped and she had to stop playing/running. Her knee hurt her so she leaned over and held it. Her friends noticed that she wasn't running anymore and asked her what was wrong. She told them her knee popped. They asked if it hurt and she said yes. Her friends sprung into action. One stayed with her and the other ran to tell their teacher Mrs. Griessbach that Amaya was hurt. She called them over and Amaya walked while holding her knee (she said it hurt a lot). Her teacher asked if she was okay, and how bad it hurt. When Amaya told her it hurt a lot, Mrs. Griessbach gathered the class. She asked Amaya if she needed to be carried, Amaya said no, but thought it was "very nice of her" to offer. Mrs. Griessbach walked Amaya and the class over to Josh (luckily Amaya goes to school at the school where Josh works). He talked to Mrs. Griessbach and "was acting like Dr. Nelson" (that's what Amaya said to describe his questions about what happened and how she felt). After a quick "inspection" dad determined she was okay and she returned to class.
Her teacher and friends were a bit scared by the incident. But, Amaya was calm and handled it like a pro. She said she wasn't scared at all and knew she was okay, even though it hurt a lot. I'm glad that her and dad are able to stay calm while others are scared. I'm also thankful for her kind friends and her teacher who helped make sure she was okay. We all need friends to get us thru the tough times, and I'm so glad and thankful that Amaya has some. In fact, she has many.