Friday, September 4, 2009

Me, my foot, and I

After having his toes ferment in a sweat bath for a few weeks, it might look like David is just thrilled to have his cast off and say 'hello' to his long-lost digits. Actually, I am pretty sure that Davey was just trying to hang those puppies out the window so that he could breathe. It's bad enough when your own funk causes you to gag; it's even worse when you're only three.

The morning started out with Peter feeling sorry for David. Ah, poor little kid with the stinky foot; I'll go sit with him and try and cheer him up.

'Hey, I know - how about we go to the playground. It's right next door, so at least you won't have far to hobble.'

'Thanks, Peter. When we get there, do you think you could help me get up on the swing?'

'Sure, but I'm not going to actually push you. I'm just going laugh my ass off as you fruitlessly struggle to get momentum with that dead weight you're wearing as a leg warmer. Then I might climb on top of that house over there and show off the cool T-shirt that Susan gave me - not you.'

'Ah, okay. You do realize that I get my cast off today and will be fully able to chase your ass down, right? Doesn't matter, I'll beat that point into you later. Hey Grams! Opa! Can you come push me?'

'Oh, I see. You're too busy with Tom. That's okay; he's got a few lessons coming his way as well. Hey, Tommy! When I get this thing off, you're going to regret being so cute.'

'Speak to the hand, Davey, cause your foot aint kicking yet! '

All in all, I think everyone enjoyed David's unfortunate immobility, but all good things must come to an end at some point. That point was today, when Mama took David to get his cast removed. It was just Mama, since everyone else was scared shitless of just how much energy would be released when the cast came off.

Either Angie is wise beyond her years, which is so hard to imagine that it cracks me up, or she was such a complete ditz that she forgot to bring David's 'other' shoe.

Either way, it did manage to slow Davey down. Slightly. He hopped his way to the car and climbed up into his seat.

'Roll down the window and take me to Peter.'
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I played with Sebastian and Marie Spiderman.
David: When I have my cast off.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I wanted to tell you something, but you was by work.
David: 'Cause I wanted to get a drink out, but you say no.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To play Spiderman with Sebastian and Marie.
David: Play with Peter and maybe Tom 'cause he a baby.


  1. The boy with new feet is the future Michael Jackson... he's practising the moonwalk in the no-parking-but-dancing-area. Where can I buy tickets? ))

  2. @Anonymous: Looks more like the next Karate Kid - check out his crane technique!