Trevor won’t forget his 12th Birthday. As planned, his friends came over this morning at 10. The plan was to go see “The Karate Kid”, then back to the house for a dip in the pool and BBQ burgers, cake & creamies, then open gifts. Paul had to be to work by 3, so we planned a fun early party and Trevor and his buddies were looking forward to it.
Well, he still hasn’t opened his gifts, we have to plan a part II to his birthday celebration. After only five minutes into the party, they were out back playing 500 for a few minutes until heading to the movies. While running to get the football, Trevor tripped over Sage and landed on the cement around the pool. He was tough, but we could tell it hurt bad, he kept holding his wrist and was in pain. We checked him out well and didn’t notice much swelling and he could move it good, so we gave him some Tylenol and went to the show. They had a great time at the movies, the boys watched The Karate Kid while the girls enjoyed Toy Story 3- thumbs up to both movies! They all enjoyed it, with popcorn & drinks.
After the movie, Trevor’s wrist was totally swollen & bruising (we’re so bad), we knew it had to be broken. He said it didn’t hurt (Tylenol kicked in), but we took the boys home and rushed him to the doctors. Ya, Trevor got a broken arm for his Birthday. Both bones in his arm are buckled, ouch!, he’s in a splint and sling for now and he’ll get his cast next week when the swelling’s down. No swimming, football, chores (he claims), riding his bike… Summer’s a bad time for a kid to break his arm, I’m thinking of some fun indoor activities for him, any ideas, please share. At least it’s his left arm, he can still do a lot with one hand, but the no swimming & sports will be tough, he’s been in the pool almost everyday since school’s been out.
Trevor liked the Foosball game we gave him (he’ll open his gifts from friends later). Something fun he could one handed notice Josh’s hand behind his back too, this may be a favorite pastime this summer.
Well, I know it wasn’t the day you expected, but Happy Birthday Trevor. You were a trooper and made the most of a painful situation. We’re proud of you and love you! Can’t believe you’re 12 already.