Saturday, January 31, 2009

teeth, casts, scorpions, oh my

This is my son, and his arm. Yesterday he fell off of the monkey bars at school. He was crying and in a lot of pain. I took him to the doctor and as the doctor was looking at his arm, moving his hand up, down and then side to side he says "that doesn't hurt." I start thinking " oh great, I've brought him in and nothing is wrong" As we sat outside the x-ray I am thinking how I really must be a horrible mother, because I am "hoping that his arm is really broken and that I didn't spend all this money for nothing" I know there must be something wrong with me. Okay, I really didn't want his arm to be broken, because I certainly don't want him to be hurting. (but if he's making such a fuss over this and it's not....). Well, as you can see, it was really broken, not too bad and should heal well.

It's been a big week for him. He also lost one of his front teeth. He also was entered into a local art contest by his art teacher. They only picked a couple kids from each school. They were giving away scholarships. He didn't win, but I thought it was an honor just to be chosen. This is a scorpion. (He is in 1st grade)
the picture really isn't very good.


T said...

I was getting concerned that in addition to being toothless and a busted arm that he'd gotten a scorpion sting... of course, after I saw the artwork I remembered that you probably don't live where that's as big a problem as it is here :)

lori said... get scorpions. We don't get them here, thank goodness

Robyn said...

Wow, -L- is still waiting to lose her first tooth! Broken bones are not fun, but I am sure it will heal fast. The scorpion looks great too!

T said...

we've avoided having any around or in our house... but they're out there in the desert so we've had to warn the kids not to pick them up :)

Jackie said...

We had an arm issue around here around that same time...but Dallin's ended up not being broken, just bruised on the INSIDE. But, I felt like the mom of a boy who cried "broken arm" for a couple days.