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Fun with prosthetics

charlie-laugh
It's a very strange feeling to be wrestling with your tantrum-throwing, coat-avoiding toddler and have their arm come off in your hand. And then say "ok, I guess you're going to school without your arm, then."

I think the arm isn't sitting high enough on his shoulder because of recent growth. Usually it stays on pretty well...I guess a trip to the prostheticist is in our near future.

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gailmom
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
We like to take a moment to appreciate it when we hear ourselves saying things we would *never* have needed to say before we became parents. "There are no booties on the dinner table" etc....

"Ok, I guess you're going to school without your arm, then" absolutely falls into that category. :P

Hope the rest of your day has fewer tantrums..... :)
fledgist
Oct. 27th, 2009 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh, absolutely.
marydell
Oct. 29th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
No booties on the dinner table is a fine rule. Thus far I don't have too many odd statements, because he's not talking back yet.

I have been surprised to discover my fondness for cute diminutive word forms. EG "No hitsies! no bities!" (and, in the bath, "no drinkies!")
unhappytriad
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
"That was my favorite arm!"
ebony14
Oct. 26th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
And in 10 years, it'll be: "Where's your arm, young man?" "I didn't feel like wearing it today." "We paid good money for that arm, and you're going to wear it!" "Aw, Moooom...."
icecreamempress
Oct. 26th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned before that, in my first-year dorm in college, one of my co-residents was Gerri Rubin, a very talented softball pitcher, who also happened to be someone who wore a prosthetic arm?

Some of the benchmarks for how wild a party had gotten included whether or not the police had been called, whether the young man whose nickname was "Doc Boot" had thrown up, how many kegs had been rolled down the stairs, and whether Gerri had left her arm somewhere.
marydell
Oct. 29th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
LOL. Our neighbors' 35-year-old son has a short arm much like Charlie's, and had a prosthetic arm when he was younger. He said it was a lot heavier than Charlie's - maybe made of plaster type stuff, like casts used to be. Even Charlie's new-style fiberglass one is pretty heavy. I can totally see him leaving future ones around when he's older (although with as $$$-ive as they are, he better not!)
etumukutenyak
Oct. 26th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
LOL..I never got to go to school without my hearing aids, darnit.
marydell
Oct. 29th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I have a coworker who turns off his hearing aid as a substitute for having a quiet work area. Although that's probably a reaction to the device amplifying background noise, more than a desire for peace & quiet.
unhappytriad
Oct. 27th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
gailmom--our family's version of that is "things you wouldn't hear at anyone else's house." There are a lot of them.
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