Jul 22, 2010

One Little Monkey

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This is the result of mixing a small, reckless boy with a bunk bed in the same room together. He says he was just sitting there on his bed, but this is not a believable story because he has NEVER "just sat" any where at any time EVER in his nearly six and a half years of living. He is either moving or he is asleep.
At any rate, he and I spent a couple of hours reading books together in the ER on Sunday evening; he had pictures taken of his bones (fun stuff!); and the report is that he has a "greenstick" or "buckle" fracture. Once the splint was snugly secured on his arm, the pain was gone. After that, he declared his "warm and cosy" splint to be "COOL!!!" and became the swaggering hero amongst his siblings.
Yesterday, he had a visit to the doctor to get a permanent cast put on.


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The doctor was friendly and entertaining. He spent the entire time joking and teasing Nate. I was entertained, but the kids just stared at him blankly. Right before he left, he told them, "When my niece was little, her favorite song was Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. So here you go... the doctor is telling you 'No more monkeys jumping off the bed!'" 
They just watched him go out and shut the door behind him.
Then they erupted into laughter.
Later, I asked Kaytie and Nate, "Did you think Nate's doctor was funny?"
"Oh, yes!" And they started laughing again.
"You did realize that he was trying to be funny on purpose, right?"
Their eyes grew wide, "No! Really? Ohhhhhh!"
Poor guy, he thought he'd found a tough audience and they were just trying to be polite and not laugh in his face.

4 comments:

Julie said...

I am sorry your little guy is hurt, but how wonderful that you all are keeping a sense of humor in all of it. That's about the same age ds3 was when he became our first(and so far only) broken bone...hard to believe with 4 boys I know! His was his right arm but thankfully he is a lefty lol. Sending prayers that the healing goes well. :)

Jen said...

Ouch! I hope he heals quickly, no fun to have a cast during the summer :)

One More Equals Four said...

So cute! Hope that arm heals up soon!

Spesamor Academy said...

Julie, my mom raised six boys and the only broken bone was after the oldest was 30!
Thanks for the prayers! :)

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