Her day started bloody and ended with bruises.
In the morning, there was a bloody nose and a busted lip to go with her already bruised forehead from a thump the night before.
If that weren’t enough, in the afternoon she fell forward and bumped her head on a picnic table and fell backward and banged the back of her head on the bench.
Saturdays around here are reserved for football. We watch from the stands or on television, and no one we know gets hurt. But yesterday, Nadia battled with the floor and the picnic table — and lost. We promise we’re not preparing her for a football career or anything else grueling. The bruises, though, tell a different story.