Brad..how old is your little niece? Sounds about right..a lot of little ones don't like the car to stop. Your sister got married? How exciting. That had to so much fun to see your sister get married. Were you all decked out in a tux? Was it formal, or casual? Fun either way..man, your sister got married! And, how did you thump your thumb?? A sledge hammer? My wordy! A sledge hammer. Wait for that to heal enough to work with. Be careful. Especially where you bruised the bone, and possibly hit a joint. Ice, I-bfrofin, ice, I-brofin........ If you can't bend it, maybe you hit the joint area? Ouch! Take care. Right or left hand? Not sure if you are a south paw our not.