Friday, July 30, 2010
Mid-Summer Grandchild Update
It's a hot, hot summer, but the kids are managing to have fun anyway. Kids are like that.
All except this one.
He cut his Achilles tendon on a piece of broken glass while taking out the trash. Bad trash. Bad cut.
He earned himself a night in the hospital, and 3 months in a cast.
Hockey, his 5-day a week habit, is disappointingly off the agenda till the Fall.
So is swimming, surfing, and a full shower.
He's got a great attitude about it though.
Helped along, I think, by the X-box that was waiting for him at home.
Unless he has to pose for too many pictures. That makes him grumpy.
But he pulls it together for one more shot.
Back at the ranch, the rest of the kids are adept at finding swimming pools to cool down in.
This high-flying jump was after summer (read "sweaty") soccer practice.
And then there's the blessed miracle of water parks. We've got to kiss the feet of the fine folks who invented these things. Hours of cool fun in the too hot sun.
We are finding ways to get through our long, hot summer and look forward to the beautiful Fall season in Virginia. That's the very best time of year here. Still, it's so good to be near our grandchildren, no matter the temperature or the season. They truly make our life worth living.