Thursday, January 11, 2007

Play The Mom Card!

First of all, thank you, nice people for the comments on LD's panta, and my last few posts. You're all so nice!

Ok, so I played the mom card today. I don't do it that often. I mean, I let the kids draw on their walls, I said no the the permanent markers, though. I let SP have cool colors in his hair. I even dyed it for him! It'll grow out. The kids have two jobs. Do their best at school, and be good people. (polite, no drugs, etc) But, today, I did it. I put my foot down. Sorry, kid. Mommy's still the boss.


SP went back to the surgeon today for his cast removal and check up. The surgeon decided, after studying the new x-rays, that SP could have a walking cast. Yay! No more crutches. Well, as the Dr. is talking to us, SP says "I get one of the removable ones, right?" Dr. W. starts to say yes, but then he looked at me, shaking my head, "No". He changed what he was saying real quick! hehe

SP is not very happy with me. Which turns him into a pouty two year old. When the nurse asked him what color cast he wanted, he said it didn't matter. She said "How about orange?" Thinking he'd say no, but he said whatever, doesn't matter. Jeeshe! So, I answered for him and he has a black cast with orange stripes. Pretty cool.

We had a fun time on the way there, joking and talking about what he wants to do in the next few years. He'll be a senior next year! Yikes! He gets over being mad at me quickly, though. I wanted to say sure, give him what he wants, but I want him safe, and sound. Wrapping his foot in fiber glass for the next four weeks sounds good to me. I told him, he's lucky that I can't wrap him, and his brother, and sister in bubble wrap! Just to keep them safe, ya know.

Oh, yeah, I did knit in the waiting room. They've been so quick to call us in, though, that I don't get much done. I knitted while they took his x-rays, too. See, this is a knit blog.

15 comments:

dragon knitter said...

i was the same way with my kids. when my then 12 year old wanted to dye her hair green, i said sure! i had a friend that was into that, and she did it. i drew the line at anything permanent like tattoos & piercings (except ears) until she was old enough to be legal, but hey, it's just hair dye. that grows out. now that she's 20, she has 3 tattoos, and a nose piercing (it's a very tiny rhinestone, quite tasteful). she had a tongue piercing, but it got caught on something, and wouldn't heal right, so she did the wise thing and took it out. she's being semi-sensible. and her hair is deep dark chocolate cherry red now, lol.

g-girl said...

he's ready for halloween later this year! lol. His cast looks cool actually. I didn't know that you could have them do stripes for you! you know, Don't feel bad for putting your foot down. This was minor I think. Wow, a senior next year? Crazy. I see the hair is black or a dk brown now. :) where's the white??

Jeanne said...

I'm sure that he'll forget all about it very soon. You did the right thing - my alarms would have gone off with that one too!

del said...

You did the right thing. Sometimes they don't like it, but hey, what can you do? Cool looking cast, though--if I was a kid, I wouldn't complain...well, maybe I would...LOL.

tatjana said...

I know, it's hard (listen to me, the one with no kids!). But I would have done the same thing. And I can't imagine how protective I'll be with my own, because I was always a roaring mama bear with my brother's kids (15 and 18 OMG!). Hopefully I won't be too much of a tyrant LOL.

Carrie said...

I'd wrap my kids in bubble wrap, too! Great idea! I love the cast stripes. Way cool! Also, not playing the mom card too often puts the element of surprise in there. I like it.

ErickaJo said...

4 Weeks is nothing. He can get it off before Valentines day, and he'll probably forget that it's been that long. Anyway, that's a pretty cool cast to be sportin' til then :D

Mindy said...

I am the same way with the hair color.
There are just times when you need to play the mom card. I never like to but I do. They will understand, someday.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you just have to play the mom card. He'll get over it :)

Lisa L said...

Those stripes are great!

Anonymous said...

I love SP's black and orange cast!

Now you just need to knit him a cap woth skull & crossbones on it and two wristletts that say, "Buzz" & "Off" and he's all set to go. ;)

~Suz~

Anonymous said...

I love SP's black and orange cast!

Now you just need to knit him a cap woth skull & crossbones on it and two wristletts that say, "Buzz" & "Off" and he's all set to go. ;)

~Suz~

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you played the Mom card. You did the right thing. He would have been soooo sorry when he did some simple automatic reaction with the removeable one off, and ended up having to have another operation or hard cast anyway. As someone else said, four weeks is nothing at all.

Anonymous said...

Play the mom card while you still can.... I think you did the right thing!! I love the cast colors... I always had to get the white boring ones!!

Amy Boogie said...

go mom go
I'm glad he's healing and got overt it quickly :)