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May 25, 2009

Memorial Day & Super Glue

So today is Memorial Day, the day that we are all so grateful for because...there is no work. Not that we don't all get two days off each week to rest but somehow the third day off seems like a blessing from the work Gods, especially when the said day of rest falls on a Monday.

I think there need to be more Memorial Days, really, we might all come to work more refreshed. Maybe? I would love to say that we all appreciate Memorial Day because of what it was originally intended for-a day to remember the men and women who have given their lives and continue to serve in order to protect our country. But, I think the reality is we are all just glad to have a day off to rest and maybe spend some time with our family. I hope to be thankful for both these days.

The kids have managed to spend the day outside.

Given video games and the internet, every moment they spend outside, I dont care if they are in a street brawl at this point, every outside moment they have makes me happy.

Okay a street brawl with no injuries would be preferable.

The less time they spend with some form of an electronic gadget in front of them or in their hand, the better.

That being said, I received the following call a few minutes ago:

Chase: Mom, I sort of fell at Charlies pool and scraped my face. Will (Charlie's 16 year old brother) said the cut is deep.

Me: Come home and let me see.

Chase: Well can't you come get me?

Me: Is is THAT bad?

Chase: Here Mom, talk to Will (and yes, I am wondering by now, is there an adult onsite?)

Will: Well, he fell and his face is cut, it's um, like a centimeter and well, last time I did that to myself, I super glued it and it came out fine, so I super glued his face and I think he will be okay.

Me: You super glued his face? Please send me a photo, now.

The wonders of technology-a few minutes later a crystal clear photo arrives on my phone with Chase's closeup.

For a brief moment, I'm less interested in the cut and more wondering what sort of cell phone they use that the photo came out so clear?

We've seen much worse with 3 boys.

A few years ago, Tyler was playing street tackle football (yeah, I know, who plays tackle in the street?) and 'donated' his shirt to a friend who was shirtless.

He was re-thinking that decision on the next play when he was tackled in the street, we ended up in the emergency clinic on that one.

I am not sure what they super glued.

I don't ever recall super glue being mentioned during any first aid classes I took.

I am not sure whether to thank Will for acting as a pseudo paramedic or warn Chase about having people offer to super glue his face.

I'll probably do both.


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