Thursday, April 10, 2008


I got a call from Ian last night. After exchanging greetings, we got down to business.

"It was a very sad day at Woodcraft Rangers today," he said. Woodcraft Rangers is the after-school program that he participates in. "Hannah was on the monkey bar and it broke. She fell and broke her arm."
(Oy. I can see yet another debate with Adele about how prudent it is to put PE back in schools coming on.)

"The ambulance came for her." he continued. "There were also two fire trucks. The fire trucks were overkill."

"Overkill?" I repeated back to him.

"Yes Aunt Laura." he sighed. "The firemen surveyed the situation and then left the scene."

These exact words, unprompted, out of the mouth of an eight-year-old.


Anonymous said...


hot tamale said...

the monkey bars broke??? hummm a close inspection of the play ground equipment is needed! Im glad Hanna only broke her arm, not that Im glad she broke anything but it could have been worst. Dang! is right!!


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