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back to the fracture clinic

It was looking to be a good day. Then Asher broke his arm. A little kid at school who adores him knocked him over in his enthusiasm. That's rep soccer over, most likely. It's hopefully not actually broken, but a break in the small scaphoid bone often doesn't show up until it starts to heal, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=253 so he has to wait a week and a half in a big fat white plaster cast. Finn was the last one to break an arm, and the time before. And Christy has an arthroscopy on her wrist tomorrow morning, so we have to be at the hospital before half past seven. Another day off school is the only bonus there. I had to break the news to the soccer coach, and that was hard. It means all our plans over the next couple of weeks have changed.

And my friend, whose 12 year old son did something wrong recently that influenced all our sons, is being a total dickhead. She invited Finn to her ten year old's birthday, and made some stupid joke in an email about whether I was 'cutting off contact with her family' and it really was very childish considering what good friends we are. We, all the parents, had all decided on Tuesday never to mention the issue again and there she is making dumb jokes. That didn't help today either, huh.

And so. I'm sitting here at the computer with Monty. He's the big green lizard toy who came on our last road trip. He spends a lot of time in our company *g* but he's always cuddled up to Finn at night.
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So. Really hard crappy day. But I have coffee ready. And a neenish tart *g*

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moth2fic
Sep. 13th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC)
Gorgeous photo! Fledge and I are about to go through all her old 'plushies' to see if any can be refurbished... I made her a velvet octopus with kissy lips that used to travel all over Europe with us and variously acted as an extra pillow or a beach ball. If it's beyond rescue I shall probably make another!

Your family do seem to be fracture prone - none of us have ever broken anything unless you count my mother breaking her wrist in her seventies.

Sometimes people make dumb jokes because they're still all nervous inside - be kind and ignore her clumsiness!
natesmountain
Sep. 13th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
-be kind and ignore her clumsiness!
I will be kind. I love her, and I'd never want to be at odds with her. I hate that. And I'll always forgive anyone anything if they come to the party. But I did ban Asher from their house for eight weeks - I said he can go back when he turns thirteen and maybe has some small bit of sense *snort*

-Your family do seem to be fracture prone - none of us have ever broken anything unless you count my mother breaking her wrist in her seventies.
It's just lately - we got through so many years with nothing. Steve and I never broke anything but a few fingers - and my glasses! And neither Asher nor Christy really broke anything, I suspect, but maybe some internal wrist damage seems on the cards.
moth2fic
Sep. 13th, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh well, if we're counting glasses......! *g*
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natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)
Hey there dear Elly-Welly
-I agree with moth2fic that it sounds like she's being nervous and silly
Yeah, I found out this evening that I'm the one she was most scared of telling, which was why she phoned Steve!!! And I really value my friendship with her. Just have to show it's okay somehow...

-That photo is so cute.
Heh, yeah, he'd fallen asleep in Christy's room on the mattress on the floor!
microjotz
Sep. 13th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Not a good free day then..... poor Asher.Hope his arm mends quickly.

I hope you saved me some coffee...
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC)
I have fresh coffee right now, while dinner cooks.

And yeah, arms in slings all round. Christy and Asher swapped slings on the way into a friend's home this evening LOL!
greenpizzazz6
Sep. 13th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, such a cute photo.

Sorry to hear about Asher's arm! He must be unhappy. Hopefully it's not really broken.

And don't you hate it when people say dumb things that will offend others without thinking? It's just rude.
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
-And don't you hate it when people say dumb things that will offend others without thinking? It's just rude.
Yeah, guess so, it's just people can be either oblivious, and not realise it, or hurtful and not care. I don't know which is worse, I guess the second one.

Asher is okay so far, I think he's even glad for a break in soccer training, between you and me! The coach really supports the bully boys who are selfish with the ball, and Asher's sick of their high-handed attitude.
suilven
Sep. 13th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Very cute picture. There is something about sleeping children that is quite exquisitely lovely.
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
You're right. I think the whole idea of sleeping children is a miracle. I never fail to be amazed by it. And by the relief I feel when they're all asleep!
vivh
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
So sorry you've had such a tough day...Love and hugs to you all, especially to Asher, he must be so disappointed...

The photo is lovely, so cute!!

Have you still got coffee and neenish tarts? If so I'll pop over right now... you can't get neenish tarts here!
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Well, we have days... I think Asher is coping okay, as I said to Cari, I think he's almost pleased to have a break from soccer, they've been training since February.

I still have coffee. And the neenish tarts are bought but I can make really nice ones... what a shame they're not over there. I recall making some for our new Scottish neighbours who were fascinated!
vivh
Sep. 14th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
If I ever make it to your place for coffee we will eat neenish tarts together!!! One day we will....
ringbark
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh. That is not a good way to spend the day...or the next weeks. Thoughts and prayers...you know that.
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear Ian. Always nice to know there are prayers abounding. We pulled up to the After Hours yesterday and a car pulled out at once, giving us a park at the door, and Finn burst out, "Thank you, St Anthony!"
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