Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Third Way

I subscribe to that popular and yet cock-eyed notion that everything comes in threes. OK, so possibly not everything. Socks come in pairs (although rarely stay so), also hands sadly... legs, eyes, ears, kidneys, cards when you're looking for a full house... Many things do however come in threes: book deals in airports; household Gas-Electricity-Water bills; er... er... well troubles invariably come in threes.

It's not, when something bad happens, that I stand around waiting for the next two things, however if two bad things happen, the third is inevitably ringing at the door before the first two have decently buggered off.

How it was therefore when Charlie nearly broke his arm only days after the discovery of a (gasp) verucca (the shame...) that we failed to notice his ear infection is beyond me, but there you go; we only suffered 4 nights of no sleep thinking, er, that his arm was causing an, er, fever... yes well erm.

We are nearly all better now except for the occasional need to over-react when faced with say, getting dressed or eating one's dinner ('I CAN'T put my jammies on, my ARM hurts... please can I climb up you and flip over 20 more times instead?'). It's not without it's trials, however, this recovery business.

Today he parlayed a little twinge into a post-breakfast ice-cream cone. After lunch, I had a lie-down and apparently he used his wild powers of persuasion to con his Father out of a second ice-cream. We then went to the park and, since both of us thought 'he's only had a little one at home and he's been so brave', he conned us out of a third from the ice-cream van.

He also conned us out of a third of our income at the local fun-fair, but that's another story. I rest my case.

14 comments:

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Girl you have been had! I know from whence I speak. Hair 2 visits the er regularly. Most people think it's cause he's hurt..... but I know there is usually an *agenda* ranging from ice cream to a new bike. Good luck with it!

Elsie Button said...

oooh i know all about these conning little buggers! We too have had 3-ice-cream days. glad all is well again x

Gappy said...

Ha! That boy will go far...

Sparx said...

Helen - really? It gets that bad? ER for a bicycle? Crappity.

Elsie - glad it's not just us!! I confess that this is probably not the first time either...

Gappy - yes... sadly the same may not be said for my bank account...

That's Not My Age said...

You're right about things coming in threes - I have a slipped disc, Blogger's Wrist (now affecting both hands) and a sore foot. Trying v hard not to feel sorry for myself - can I have an ice-cream please?!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I've heard that same thing about the threes. You hang in there and hug tight that little one!

DJ Kirkby said...

Ahhhh...Poor boy (and poor you). I do have a magical cure for veruccas though. Banana skin left overnight on the verruca for one week or until it turns black. That means it has encapsulated and can be dug out from under the skin (if you're brave enough) or just leave the body to get rid of it eventually - the skin will peel off and the hard black encapsulated verucca will pop out. N3S gets veruccas from time to time on one of hsi feet and I just bandage the banana skin on and leave it to work its magic. xo

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

He sounds like one smart kid!

Michelle said...

I'm just so happy to hear that he's getting better I say give him all the ice cream he wants! :)

Sphinx said...

glad to hear that mormor service is (almost) resumed. my sympathy to the spud for his sorsor ear - i prescribe ice cream three times a day, after meals, for ten days, and he must complete the course. you never know, he might get sick of it. no? oh well, it was worth a try!

Sparx said...

TNMA - You sound in terrible shape hon - and a slipped disc, rotten luck... can you move at all?

Lisa - done!


DJ - seriously? That sounds like an absolute miracle - where did you find this one out? Does it really work? I have to try it... not sure what the boy is going to think about it though!!

Muummmmeeeeee.... - lordy I hope so! Smarter than me I suspect...

Michelle - that's pretty much what he's gotten...

Sphinx - you make me laugh - your prescription has been working well...

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Ok I admit to some tongue in cheekitis with the comment above..... but ....actually it didn't take him long to suss out that (H)i am a compleate marshmallow when he's hurt.

Sparx said...

Helen - yes, took Charlie about 5 minutes to start using his injury for personal gain...

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