Friday, 8 February 2008

One boy going cheap.

O.K. now he's just annoying!

Our first day home from the hospital and Surferboy and I talk to Moondoggie about the need to be careful now that he is carrying around about a tonne of plaster on his left arm. We impress upon him the need to be careful as 'you broke your arm!!!' and your balance will be off for a while. He looked at us with those tangle-lashed orbes and assured us he understood...
Fast- forward to school pick-up and after reminding him not to jump off the retaining wall he so loves, he proceeded to get up said wall, fall off, and badly graze his knee. "But I didn't jump off it Mummy, I was climbing up."
Fast-forward again and I am busily working away on the computer (googling Lorelai Gilmore) when I hear Moondoggie run up the hall, chased by his sister, fall, smack his broken arm into the floor and split his lip open!!! Of course blood gushes everywhere and we assume he's knocked every tooth out of his mouth which luckily wasn't the case and he came away with a fat lip and very sore mouth.
At this juncture we decided to cut our losses and pack him off to bed before I had a nervous breakdown.
The thing that amazes me about the last couple of days is that it is all so out of character for Moondoggie. For a boy he is very placid and has rarely had any sort of accident, let alone ones of the magnitude of the last couple of days - maybe our run of luck is well and truely over!
He's damn lucky I think he's cute 'cause I'm this close to putting him up on ebay.

10 comments:

Jodie said...

You might have to offer free postage if you list his accidents !
My son broke his wrists and then broke the plaster cast TWICE!!! In the end he had to have a fibreglass one- which he poured chicken noodles into - long story!

Lazy cow said...

He's turning into Davey from the Anne books! (Which I'm rereading for the 20th time thanks to you).

Donna said...

Maybe eBay can run a two-for-one listing for us and I can offload my 'double J' ?????

Poppy Q said...

Hi there. I am sad and have a cat blog - but it is child friendly!! Just wanted to say I found your blog through Townmouse and thanks for putting a smile on my face. Your kids are beautiful so please don't sell them.

BeauA said...

child services anyone? "Moondoggie" seems like a daredevil type, and out of character? I'd be worrying about what those pre-schoolers are dealing in the playground.

LouLou said...

WEll really he is just so adorable - Id take him with a broken arm and a broken leg!!!! Ive always wanted a Moondoggie in my world!!!
By the way thanks for your 3 comments i woke to this morning.I dont know abou you but i am TOTALLY WRECKED after the festival yesterday.Never made it down as far as Chalk as I had a stall aswell...hope it was a success for you!
Also - i can give you the movie to borrow if you like - I know you will LOVE it - i cant believe you havent seen it!

Stacey said...

Perhaps we could a child exchange for a week or so?
I can offer a 5 year old with a penchant for large sticks, or a 7 year old who questions everything I ask of him. The choice is yours.....

Kristine said...

Has anyone told you about the "testosterone surge" that little boys supposedly have? I hadn't heard of it until Max was about 4. There have definitely been times when my boys are suddenly more active, noisy, insolent, etc. Beats the alternative - that they are on the slippery slope to drugs and delinquency!

Ally said...

I'm sure those cute looks will get him out of many a sticky situation .....

Cathy said...

sounds like one of my kids! both of mine are just so active they are always falling and hurting themselves! but he IS gorgeous... so I know that's why you won't sell him :)

p.s. hope he can't read yet - all this talk of selling him might scare him!!