The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 17 June 2010 @ 11:56 PM 38 Comments
Wasn’t it amazing to enjoy a full bath tonight, after almost 7 weeks of partial baths with your cast wrapped in bags?
You’ve been such a trooper!!
Even with two broken bones you’ve kept on slugging away.
You’ve kept on shining up this town,
and shining up our lives.
You’ve stopped to not only smell the rosemary — but to roll in it.
Remember how excited you were 3 weeks ago when that big cast was switched out for the little pink one?
Wow — remember how clean that cast was? (For a while.)
It didn’t stay so clean, you being an active kid and all.
But you did keep it dry, as per doctor’s orders — that was important.
You kept it so dry that the day of your 3rd Grade day trip you cried and cried.
Boy – when the other kids hit the water and left you on the shore most of the day — that was NOT fun for you.
Or for me.
So much crying. You. And me. But I hid my crying, mostly.
Yet, you smiled some that day too!
You loved the sailing.
You were dubbed “Dancing Monster” in the nick-naming ceremony…
LOVE that smile!
That broken arm didn’t stop you from hanging out with really great people…
from playing board games,
from learning how to tie balloon animals,
or from getting the inside scoop on how to make really cool inexpensive costumes. (That boy’s a lobster.)
And that broken arm sure didn’t stop you from eating watermelon with your friends on your tree house deck!
So, congratulations again, Super Girl!
It’ll be fun to have a cast-off party for you tomorrow night and finally fill up your swimming pool for the summer.
BTW, you know that smile on you above? The one I captured a few minutes after your cast was off today?
That is one GREAT smile!! Do that more in pictures, will you? I know you’re self-conscious about your growing-in teeth, but don’t be. Full smiles look really, really good on you!