Friday, September 21, 2007

We don't need no stinkin casts


To be filed under the seemed like a good idea at the time folder...

So here's a plug for breastfeeding. Sometimes breastfed babies go a week without pooing. When said child is in a cast up to their hip, this is a very good thing. We made it about a week before the long overdue poo decided to show up, and despite the most careful of changes, a little of the poo made it on the cast. As it's been yet another week and no poo, I'm thinking it stuck around for sentimental reasons. But anyhow, Harlow now had a not so daisy-fresh cast. What is a mom with some time and craft supplies to do?

Flames. It was gonna be brilliant. Yellow-tipped red marker flames running down the back of the cast like she was a retro hot rod. I got my red sharpie and went to work.

I immediately realized I had made a huge mistake.

I waved away concern and kept coloring, trying to ignore the voice in my head that kept saying, insistently, that pure wishing I could draw did not make it so and no, these did not look like flames. Fears were confirmed when a customer I was ringing up started staring at Harlow's leg and with a pointed finger asked me if I knew blood was pouring out of the back of her cast.

Thank goodness for Martha Stewart craft tape.

5 comments:

Secret Agent Mom said...

Heeheehee.

It's nice to know our customers are so concerned about others.

RJA said...

You used Martha Stewart craft tape as a tourniquet?

Melissa said...

Oh that's nothing. Over cocktails remind me to tell you about the craft scissors and the emergency trache.

Chip said...

Ewwww, poopcast! Hey, that's a cool new word...

Sweet Sassy Molassy said...

I think we're going to need to see the pre-craft-tape photos. Show us those flames!

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