The One-Armed-Boy Strikes Again

Well, we are up to day 10 in a cast. My 2-year-old quickly learned that the “magic cast” landed him presents. In fact, it only took him two days to start calling these orders in from the couch where he lay in pathetic-looking “agony!!” He decided who was going to send him what among our out of town relatives–and it was my job to call and issue his instructions. Sunday, he looked down at his arm and said, “Thank you, Cast, for all my new movies!” At least he’s polite!

He also mastered the art of knowing just when the arm should hurt to maximize sympathy and get out of the most work. Every day when it is time to clean up, I can count on him slowly crumpling into a ball on the floor and whispering, “Oh, Mommy, it hurts real bad!” If the statement goes unanswered, he repeats it louder until someone acknowledges him.

He asks for help getting into chairs, the couch, his toy seat, even his bed! However, when he is alone in the room, he seems to manage just fine. I realize that this extra attention is probably just what he needs–and I will readily admit that he has been pretty spoiled by his ol’ Momma!! But, how many broken arms is a little guy going to have? (Really, I hope this is the ONLY one!)

But all in all, he is going with the flow pretty well! I just wonder how well I would fare in the same situation! He can’t even adjust is sippy cup becuase to turn it so the spout is on the correct side is a 2-handed operation. I commend his resourcefulness! He wedges the cup between his chin and knee to turn it around. He picks up things with his little toes in order to keep from bending. The other day, he picked up a playing card with his foot and put it up in a kitchen chair. He was very proud of himself. And his mommy was, too!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by lambler on September 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Ha! What a clever and resourceful child you have!
    Thanks for the laugh 🙂


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