We have had the talk a few times over the years. But it was needed again.
"Matthew. You know we are heading to St. Louis in 10 days."
"Matthew, there is a good chance you will be in a cast again."
"I know Mommy. It's OK. Casts are no big deal."
"But Mommy...make sure you pack my crutches this time."
"Ok Matthew. I will make sure."
The ease and wisdom of a 7 year old scares me sometimes.