Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Silver Lining
This week was my turn to host the neighborhood ladies...always a fun night, and always only ladies. That means my husband had to take the 4 boys and stay out of the house till about 10, when he would be allowed to reenter. This time was a little different though, he had to take the dog, and my son who is on crutches. They all went to Target, to spend those gift cards that were burning holes in their pants. My husband wanted to give the dog some exercise, so dropped the boys off while he parked and walked the dog. As soon as my husband walked inside the store he saw a younger son holding the crutches. A little bit of panic. "Why do you have the crutches? What! Where is David? He is not allowed to put any weight on that leg! He could disrupt all the healing! How is he getting around?" Guess where he was? Finally, he got to ride those motorized carts. Everyone of these kids shopping had their eyes on those vehicles since they were toddlers and would ask me every time we went into a store, "Can I try it?" The answer was always no...and now after 16 years with no parent around and legitimate crutches, this one got his chance. Like my daughter pointed out to me, boys never really grow up...they just get bigger.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 10:20 AM