Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
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corto

starburst stud...

A friday night...

Started with a spaghetti dinner and then straight outside into the snow...
er... the boys that is...
Suz is off to her moms to help with some christmas decorations.
and I'm cleaning up in the garage and the boys... are screaming, diving, running, sliding, falling, fighting, laughing, did I mention sliding? all over the place ... snow's primary benefit. 

This wears out... and it's time for hot chocolate and making ready for bed time.
Oh, this is where I realize we have not arranged for anyone to bring a cake (family get together tomorrow night for my dad's birthday).
So I get a cake in the oven while they have the cocoa.

Now it's December and that means it's three months since Geo got his earing. 
We told him he had to clean it and "twirl" it for three months before he could take it out. :)
So he had it out yesterday.  Just a trial balloon of out and then back in.
This is mad crazy for a little guy eh... I mean, he was totally goose bumps when he was putting it back in.

So tonight... he wants to put in this stud my sis gave him at his birthday... It's a silver or steel or whatever "sunburst" thing.
It's a bit bigger on his little ear than you might have expected... but that's no-nevermind...he's keen to wear it.

The cake takes a bit longer to get ready than it takes boys to drink a cocoa...
So they're playing in the family room while I'm finishing up.

.... and then I hear it.

Your kids will basically kick the crap out of each other and laugh the whole time... because everything is expected, normal and just par for the course.
Oh they yell and whine and laugh and cry ... but you get used to it.

So used to it, in fact... that when it's not normal... not par... and one of them just has to say "hey" with a tone of voice that tells you ... something is wrong. I wipe my hands on my shirt as I zing to the family room and see...

Geo holding his ear.

Edward crying and holding ... something.

He's got Geo's starburst earing in his hand. It had caught on his shirt sleeve.
He was crying because he was afraid he'd get in trouble.
"Why? Why would he think that?" you might ask...
Because like me, he can see the blood on Geo's fingers and ear.

Sigh...

I stop Geo from seeing the blood and (insert moment of amazement here) Edward knows better than to mention blood.
Geo does not like blood. And he's got a serious dislike on for his own blood. And we go wash up. :D

He asked if there was blood at one point and I told him and we've since cleaned it all up.
The starburst "stud" cut the inside of the earing canal and I figure it'll heal up fine.
We put the original stud back in (cleaned of course) and he's back on the clean-and-twirl regime.

Oh the drama... :D
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