Wednesday, March 23, 2011

And yes a pogo stick was involved

Last night on my way home from MacCool's (where a lamb rib appetizer stole the show!) I got a call from Ken, informing me that Q had broken his arm and that they were both at the ER. Of course my mind immediately went to that time when Ken took Dylan (who was an emerging toddler) to the ER because Dylan had swallowed some "virgin staples" (yes, you just read that correctly), and the first thing I noticed when I joined them was that none of Dylan's clothes matched and also he wasn't wearing shoes even though it was, like, February. So as I drove to the ER last night I prayed that Quinton was at least wearing shoes.

Anyway. I found Q (with shoes), laid up on an ER bed with Ken at his side.

"What happened?" I asked.

"I was bouncing on a pogo stick in the church parking lot and fell backwards," my seventeen year-old son replied.

"Why were you bouncing on a pogo stick? Is that a vegetarian thing or what?"

I know. I have now reduced everything I don't understand about my son to the fact that he is a vegetarian, which I also don't understand, because hello. Why would you be a vegetarian in a world where lamb ribs drizzled with blue cheese exist?

Meanwhile, the good news is that his arm isn't broken after all! Yay! The bad news is that he'll be back on the pogo stick as soon as he gets the chance. Because that's how my family is. Dude. You fall off a pogo stick, you get back on. We're gymnasts that way.

8 comments:

LucindaF said...

A vegetarian? Your son? So he eats dates just plain, and not even bacon wrapped?

I'm glad he had his shoes on, and that his arm was not broken, and that he did not swallow virgin staples.

Mystery Girl said...

Wendy and Larry were going to MacCools last night did you run into them?

Mystery Girl said...

Glad Q didn't break his arm btw

JulieD said...

Oh Q.
And I'm glad Dylan's fashion sense has improved since that virgin staples day.

Sara Z. said...

haha re: pogo stick/vegetarian connection. of course they are related! everyone knows that.

Louise Plummer said...

Q on a pogo stick. Tell him I'm enjoying that image.

shelley said...

Oh thank you, thank you for giving me a hearty lap at 4 AM, up with Hazel!

Donna said...

I am glad his arm isn't broken...but sad I missed the lamb appetizer. I don't think I have ever heard of a lamb appetizer....