they're just NOT happy! My boy's formerly gushing head wound that required 24 stitches back in January now looks like this:
Except when I poke him in the eye while trying to take the picture. Then it looks like this:Not bad, right? He doesn't like the scar medicine and thinks he looks like Harry Potter without it. The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken's 20 year old daughter says girls don't go for scars, but a waiter assured him, "My girlfriend. She always kisses me there." while pointing at the remnants of his own elementary school gash. I guess we'll know when he hits teenagerhood.
In any case, my gal didn't want the local emergency rooms getting lonely for us. She went ahead and tripped and fell in her room, so that now her foot looks like this:AGAIN! If I were more organized, I'd show you a picture of that same foot in a similar costume, except the cast would be pink. But I'm not that organized and I can't find the picture.
When the xrays came back, the doctor said she was going to treat it like a fracture on the growth plate. The nurse, in not so many words, said the doctor was full of baloney.
The doctor said she was going to put on a cast and Cassie could pick the color. But the nurse beat the doctor to the punch and put on a splint. The doctor came back into the room ready to put on the cast but explained that it wasn't actually worth removing the splint.
It's a hard splint that the nurse had to wet, causing a chemical reaction so that the material would harden around her foot. Except for the fact that the splint is softer on the outside than the cast, the only difference I can tell between the cast and the splint is that on a cast she would have been able to walk. But...y'know...who wants to be able to walk?
Oh wait! I know who!!!! A middle schooler!!!! There may be less pleasant people wandering the earth than an injured middle school student who has to hobble on uncomfortable crutches, but I'm not sure who.
Oh wait! I know who AGAIN!!!! It's the MOTHER of an injured middle school student who has to hobble around on crutches!!!!!