Yesterday, my son had a little accident with his scooter and broke his wrist. He's now sporting a cast and sling. Needless to say, it's a little tough for him to do basic things, like get dressed and write his name.
"Mama, I need a little help here," he said.
"What do you need, Bubba?"
"Help getting my shirt on." We struggled at least five minutes, trying to get it on. Finally, his arm was through the sleeve.
"Mama, is this how it is for pirates?"
I looked at the boy a little funny. "What do you mean?"
"Like Captain Hook. He had a hook instead of a hand. And Long John Silver. He had a peg instead of a leg. They must've had a hard time getting dressed!"
"Well, Bubba, I hadn't really thought of it, but now that you mention it, they probably did have a hard time. "
A few minutes later, my boy had to sign a birthday card for one of his friends. I looked at the chicken scratch when he was done. It looked like more than his name, but I couldn't figure out what it said, because it was so illegible.
"Dude, what are you trying to say, here?"
"It's my name, Mama: Bubba, the one-armed pirate!"
Arr! Now of course he will want a parrot.ReplyDelete
Oh no! Another animal for the collection! LOL!Delete
Hahaha! That is SO cute! He's adorable, and it's wonderful he's empathetic to others who face challenges. You must be a great momma. :)ReplyDelete
I try. He's just a great kid!Delete
He's a tough little cookie, and very sweet. Imagine .. he broke his wrist but is able to think of others too!! :)ReplyDelete
He knows how to 'empathize'. A reminder to us all :-)
It's amazing where his mind goes!Delete
Sorry about his wrist! At least he's looking on the bright side and having fun with it.ReplyDelete
Yes. He has a very upbeat personality.Delete
whenever somebody breaks his/hers arm or wrist I always wonder how do they wipe their bum after that? :) It's a legit question :)ReplyDelete
Hahaha! You would wonder that! Apparently he seems to be doing okay with it. ;0)Delete
I'm sorry about his wrist. I hope it heals up soon. I had the same thought as David! :)ReplyDelete
I'm not going to let him read this, or he's going to get ideas of going to the pet store and getting a feathered friend!Delete
Did he get a colored cast?ReplyDelete
Not yet. It's just all wrapped up from the emergency room. We still have to visit the orthopedic doctor. I'm sure he'll have a cast. He wants a blue or red one.Delete
Fun that they do colors.Delete
I love his outlook. When our boys were little, we overheard them talking about wanting to be the "toughest" pirate, with TWO hooks and TWO eyepatches and TWO peg legs. All we could picture was that pirate clattering his way across the deck, back and forth...ReplyDelete
Let's just hope Bubba doesn't want two broken wrists!Delete
Oh Sherry I do hope he is ok. it's awkward when an arm, wrist or hand is injured,ReplyDelete
He's tough. I'm sure he'll be fine.Delete
Your son sounds adorable! Sorry about his wrist!ReplyDelete
He certainly has a positive outlook, even when life is handing him some lemons!Delete
Hopefully the wrist heals quick. At least he is still in good har har spiritsReplyDelete
That he is. (Although he wasn't in such good spirits when it first happened!)Delete
If your son is anything like mine, he is proud of his cast. When they told my son his arm wasn't broken, he was disappointed. Just recently a bike pedal made some serious wounds on his leg that needed stitches. He couldn't wait to show everyone and he was 12. I love the stories of your children and glad I found this blog as one of MJ's techs. This is one I am really going to enjoy.ReplyDelete
So glad you've stopped by! I'll have to check out your blog.Delete
Sorry about Bubba's wrist! I had broken mine when I was a kid, and it definitely wasn't fun. Love his piratey outlook, though--so cute!ReplyDelete
Leave it to him to come up with that!Delete
He turns every situation, whether positive or negative, into a moment of wonder and learning...ReplyDelete
Let's face it... those pirates MUST have had a hard time getting dressed! He has a valid point!
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They probably didn't do it often, since there weren't many laundry mats when they were out at sea! (Can you just imagine how bad they smelled?)Delete
Can't say I've given much thought to how a pirate gets dressed either, good point, Bubba! Hope the wrist heals quickly.ReplyDelete
You have to thing of these things. They're important details! ;0)Delete
At least he's got a great attitude about it! Happy healing to him~ReplyDelete
Hopefully he won't be in a cast too long!Delete
Too bad there's no RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR in Bubba.ReplyDelete
Yeah, that's how my mind works.
Hahaha! You just crack me up!Delete
Arrrr, matey! Nicely done.ReplyDelete
That's my pirate boy!Delete
Maybe he can replace Depp in the next Pirate's movie haha.ReplyDelete
Oh, brother. I heard Depp remains in character even when he's not acting. I couldn't imagine living with a crazy pirate boy if he got the job!Delete
Your little guy has such a wonderful perspective on life... and a great sense of humor!ReplyDelete
That he does!Delete
Poor Bubba! Hope his wrist is feeling okay, but lots of things must be a bit of a challenge. This might be one of those time when he would find a cloned mama really helpful! Speedy recovery to Bubba.ReplyDelete
He's doing well. This is the last day for the strong pain killers, so hopefully Motrin will work just fine until it's completely healed.Delete
Bubba, I am sorry to hear you broke your wrist. I hope Mama spoils you while you heal. :-)ReplyDelete
Mama spoil the boy? Not a chance! ;0)Delete
That's something I never thought of. That's kids for youReplyDelete
They certainly have a different perspective!Delete
Oh no!! I hope it's not keeping him down too much. His sense of humor is definitely still intact! lol!ReplyDelete
There's not much that can dampen his sense of humor!Delete
I need help getting dressed on most days and my wrists/hands are fine. No wonder pirates are so mean and grumpy.ReplyDelete
Haha! That explains everything!Delete
Too cute! Hope he heals up quickly!ReplyDelete
He's young. I'm sure he'll be healed up in no time!Delete