We leave for St. Louis in 11 days. I've been trying to prep Matthew for the possibility of a cast. In the past, he has been very easy going about this.
I don't believe in hiding things from kids. I told him that if he gets a cast, he will miss the last week of baseball, and that he will be in a cast for the birthday party of a friend. (the birthday party is at a gym where they will be playing hockey and soccer)
Matthew hid his face and wept quietly.
"then I am not going to St. Louis"
This time, maybe it is too much.
This time, maybe he is missing too many things.
This time, he is very sad.
Makes me a little sad too. I sometimes forget how much he has been through. What a brave face he puts on for the world. That he is only 7 yrs old.
I have 11 days to get him used to the idea.
And maybe, just maybe, this time...there will be no cast. It is my secret hope that I can't share with him.
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