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05 November 2011 @ 11:10 pm
Rite Of Passage.  
The Nephew broke his arm this week.

I should have known it was coming sooner or later...it is a tradition for the boys in our family to break their first arm right around age 5/6. Apparently, The Nephew jumped off some playground equipment at school. I guess he thought he would land on his feet like Batman - (the downfall to letting your kid be obsessed with superheroes). The ER splinted him and sent him home to wait for the swelling to go down. The next day the swelling was still too much, so they added a sling, gave him a shot - (he told me, "My arm doesn't hurt anymore, but that injection hurt really really bad". My poor little man. I am betting it was a steroid shot then) - and told him to come back in a week for the actual cast.

He was excited to get to miss three days of school, until he realized he only had one hand and couldn't play any video games.

I talked to him the day it happened and he was a little stoned on pain meds. Have you ever watched "That 70s Show" and seen when they sit around in the circle? You know how Hyde rambles on at great lengths when he is stoned, but he pronounces every word very slowly, like each syllable is a revelation? Yeah, that apparently is The Nephew when he is high.

We sent him a bouquet of balloons and candy.

Now I shall pause to say a big THANK YOU to denig37, ranua, rhymephile and denyce for the Halloween V-Gifts!! The cannibalistic pumpkin was right up my alley and the spiders, though I usually loath spiders and everything they stand for, were way too adorable to squash with my shoe. Thanks, peoples!

On a final note - FIC REC! ceitfianna did some fills on the Horror Comment Meme thingy and one of them was a Supernatural drabble. There was no scary horror monster in this fic, and yet it was such a dark chilling piece that was both terrifying and beautiful at once. There’s a hole in the world and no one can see it because it’s hiding behind an old drive-in movie theater screen. Go read - Hole In The World.
Kate: happy face Tumnusceitfianna on November 6th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec and aww, your poor nephew.

I'm glad he's got the good medicine and is healing up.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on November 7th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome. That little story really has stuck in my brain.

The Nephew should have gone back to school today, so we'll see how he does with the broken arm around the other kids - but he is certainly enjoying the fuss everyone is making about him. :)
hiyacynthhiyacynth on November 6th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor little guy! Seems to be a very good sport about it.
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on November 7th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he seems to be doing okay with the arm so far. I wonder how he'll react to the cast. Right now, his reactions to everything is similar to when his father broke his arm at that age - I am thinking his reaction to the cast will be the same as well...claustrophobic and scratching it constantly by sticking pencils down in the cast. Let's hope not.
Menel: Firefly - Jaynemenel on November 6th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
I took some time to catch up on your journal this afternoon (but avoiding all the spoilery TV news) and all I can say is . . . wow. I've been AWOL for three months and your life has been filled with so much suckage. I'm so sorry I wasn't there for you, babe. :-(

As for the rite of passage of the boys in your family . . . that sucks too. I haven't so much as broken a finger so an arm seems like a big deal, especially at such a young age.

Anyway, your Little Man is too cute for his own good, even when he's high with a broken arm. In my head, he's Father Time. *wink* Glad to hear that he's doing better though.

Hope to see more of you, babe! Things will be bright and shiny again . . .
dodger_sister: hugdodger_sister on November 8th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
It's cool, babe. I know this is the crazy time of year for you at work, so I was aware that you weren't keeping up on LJ. I actually kept meaning to drop you an email, because the last I heard from you, you wanted to know how Papa Bear was and I was like, "Oh, she misses the internet." But you know how lazy I am about actually sending out emails to people, so that didn't happen.

But yeah, it's been two straight months of suckage here. Health wise - I am having more good days than bad days lately but something still feels off. I know when something isn't right with my body, now I just need someone to listen to me and figure it out.

Lots of broken bones in my family. My siblings and myself, and my cousins all lived out in the country - lots of tree climbing and daredeviling from us.

Father Time is from Jude the Obscure, right? I was going to buy that for my sister for Christmas - she is an avid reader and has a thing about the name Jude (it is the patron saint of lost causes and desperate cases) but then I remembered that it sounds like a terribly depressing book. Is it a terribly depressing book? I did look into it though and I found out the reason it was so controversial was that it basically trampled all over all the things the Victorian people held sacred - marriage, religion, social status. Apparently people quite hated that author back in the day for being a miscreant.

My Little Man is too cute. 8)

/fist bump of support/
Charlene: Jensen - Oz 1camera_lucida on November 10th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Since I'm logged in using this account, I thought I'd go through the rest of our comments using it. It's not like you don't know who this is anyway . . .

Sorry to hear about Papa Bear. That was a major bummer when I finally read the news. But he lived a really good life so it was just his time. (I can't believe how fatalistic I'm sounding!)

Yep, Father Time is from Jude the Obscure. (After talking about this novel so much with you, I wouldn't be surprised if I picked it up again over the Christmas break. It's perfect Christmas reading! <-- Said with all irony.) Yes, it is a terribly depressing book. By the end, there is not a shred of hope left. Even Father Time doesn't fare well. I don't think your sister would enjoy it unless she's into that sort of stuff (like I obviously am *g*), although Hardy does have a fantastic writing style and the book was completely revolutionary for its time, as you already found out.

I'm going to go hunt down my copy now. I'm pretty sure it's in my dad's house. Time to bring it to the apartment . . .
wolfrider89wolfrider89 on November 6th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aaaaw, poor kid. I hope he's doing OK!
dodger_sister: wee!sammydodger_sister on November 7th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
The Nephew seems to be doing good so far with the broken arm. He was suppose to head back to school today, so I guess that'll be the real test - not hurting it worse by being too rough with the other kids. :)
Denidenig37 on November 6th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor little guy, hope he doesn't suffer a lot and gets well soon :-)

You're welcome :-D The spider has LEGWARMERS! You can't NOT love him :-D
dodger_sister: kidsdodger_sister on November 7th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
The Nephew doesn't seem to be in any pain and he is enjoying the attention the broken arm has brought him. Of course, he may feel differently when he gets an actual cast on it and it starts itching. :)

It is a Workout Spider - doing a workout with Richard Simmons in its legwarmers!! lol
ranua: pastel g.a.ranua on November 7th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, the poor little guy. I've never broken a bone and I can't imagine how it must hurt and frustrate the poor thing.

Your welcome :) I know how you feel about zombies and that was the closest they had.
dodger_sister: wee!sammydodger_sister on November 7th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
I've never broken an arm /knock on virtual wood/ but I've had broken legs/ankles before. Lucky for The Nephew he is both right handed and left handed, so it isn't interfering too much with his daily routine. I think he'll start to get frustrated once the cast goes on - they tend to itch like a bitch.

I also like cannibals, so thank you - though I look forward to the zombie apocalypse, I don't think I would actually want a cannibal apocalypse! lol
ranuaranua on November 10th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
I don't think I would actually want a cannibal apocalypse! lol disturbing factoid - human flesh is the most easily digested protein a human can consume I don't remember if I ever verified this when my friends and I talked about it, but it sounds creepy don't it? so the cannibal apocalypse would be healthy at least!
dodger_sister: wee!sammydodger_sister on November 11th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
human flesh is the most easily digested protein a human can consume so the cannibal apocalypse would be healthy at least!

The X-Files is educational! Because I was like, "Wait, but there is a disease you can get from eating large amounts of human meat. I saw it in the chicken episode of The X-Files."

Wikipedia says: Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder that is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, caused by a prion found in humans.[1] The term "kuru" derives from the Fore word "kuria/guria" ("to shake"),[2] a reference to the body tremors that are a classic symptom of the disease; it is also known among the Fore as the laughing sickness due to the pathologic bursts of laughter people would display when afflicted with the disease. It is now widely accepted that Kuru was transmitted among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea via cannibalism.
ranuaranua on November 15th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
lol! I knew tv was educational :D

also, mad cow disease is caused by feeding live cows dead cows.
dodger_sister: zombiedodger_sister on November 15th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
also, mad cow disease is caused by feeding live cows dead cows.

Which is the opposite of zombies - wherein dead humans eat live humans. ;)

This conversation has gone to a weird place.
ranuaranua on November 21st, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
This conversation has gone to a weird place.

It's the zombies! The zombies made me do it!