I'm making another prediction now. We shall see if it is correct.
My newest prediction is that SD will remain on crutches until my wedding day. SO and I decided to finally get married on 1/19/19. We aren't having a big fancy wedding or anything. Small/quick ceremony and celebrating with friends and family. I already decided no wedding party or kid involvement b/c I know she would get up there and act a fool. Nope, not on my day. I am sure she will still try to cause some sort of unnecesary drama. I expect it and I won't be paying any attention to it.
I picked her up last Thurs (as a favor to SO b/c I was running an errand by her mom's so it really saved us on gas and time) and low and behold she was still on crutches. I figured as much. I knew that would last through Christmas. I said to her, "wow, you are still on crutches, my dad recovered from an entire hip replacement faster than you are healing from this sprain!" and she replied, "yeah, I started physical therapy and fell over b/c I didn't have muscle strength in my leg. I know the crutches are annoying, I don't like them either".....I just couldn't resist and said, "oh, I think you do!" I know that wasn't necessary but good grief! She's been on crutches now for over a month!!!! I know this will be surprising also...she told SO that she should be off crutches next week. You know after Christmas and New Years! Imagine that! It is so bad that SO is FINALLY seeing what me and my entire family have been seeing for years! I guess she even told SO that she didn't want to go to my dad's for Christmas Eve this year b/c no one in my family believes she is hurt anymore. Luckily he told her too bad and she has to go and if she doesn't like it then she needs to stop being so overly dramatic with her injuries. She did come and she sat in a recliner the entire time with her leg propped up and her crutch by her side. She did improve enough to only need 1 crutch I guess. No one asked about her injury and she almost looked disappointed. Oh well!
Well yesterday BM starts texting SO about the damn trampoline AGAIN. This time going on about how the physical therapist told SD she shouldn't be practicing flips/etc on the trampoline b/c it is so hard on her joints and makes her more susceptible to injuries. We reminded BM that this injury happened at CHEER practice like almost every other injury so far and that maybe she should take her out of cheer instead of worrying about the trampoline that she hasn't been on b/c of her injury from CHEER! BM then went on about how the injury is worse than they thought so they are taping it and yada yada yada. I don't know how it could be worse when she hasn't actually used the leg in over a month!!!! My guess is that SD went in there exaggerating the injury/pain/ROM/etc to drag this out as long as possible and make it seem more severe. I could be wrong but I doubt it. I also think BM enjoys the attention from this crap also. Ugh! Oh and BM said she can't take her out of cheer b/c she will get fat without being active. Um, okay, cheer isn't the only way to keep her from getting fat...plus she's always hurt from cheer and on crutches and not being active at all b/c of her injury! Plus, if she is really concerned with her getting fat she should probably teach the child about portion control. She eats from the moment she walks in our door until the moment she leaves. Yesterday was our day to have her and the first thing she asks when she walked in, "can I eat this brownie" (deluxe brownie with icing that SO brought home from work) and of course SO allows it and then an entire bag of popcorn and then "what is for dinner?". It is at a point that even SO is getting annoyed with it and he was like, "quit obsessing over food, you just had a snack, not sure what we are having for dinner yet". We went back to our room and were talking and we hear SD go ask my son if he knows what is for dinner! Really!?!? SO actually decided to ask BM if she just eats nonstop over there also and she basically said yeah that is why we need to get her off crutches! Or....you could just not let her eat constantly and teach her better habits! Crazy thought there! BM and SO both tried to chalk it up to "she must be growing" Hmm, okay, well that is the same excuse you have been using non stop since I met you about her poor eating habits...she is growing alright.....