Sunday, 29 December 2013

Too busy to write? No, not really. Just slack!

I have been exceptionally slack with writing over the last few months, and to be honest, I don’t really have any reason not to be sitting at my laptop, tapping away at the keys.

 It’s been a big few months for us.  It turned out that back in October, Julian hadn’t just fractured the radial head in his elbow, he had what is called an ‘Essex-Lopresti fracture’, which basically means he fractured the radial head in his elbow, dislocated his wrist and compressed the ligament in his forearm.  He ended up with a ‘sugar-tong’ cast for 4 weeks, and he has healed quite nicely.  It took about a week and a half for him to be able to straighten his arm out properly though!

Julian turned 13 last month!  Such a huge milestone for him, and given his pre-teen attitude up until that point, nothing short of a miracle!!  Just kidding.  It was a pretty big deal though.  He wanted to go out to dinner in a restaurant for his birthday, so 36 people ended up at the Hog’s Breath at Main Beach, including 3 of his mates for a stomach bursting meal.  Of course, teenagers being teenagers, he and his mates ended up watching Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy while eating chips and finally crashing at about 1am . . . after which, Nigel & I thankfully crashed as well!  A big thank you to my folks for taking our younger 3 for the night, and to all our friends and family – some of whom travelled many hours to get there – thank you so much for making Julian’s birthday something he will never forget.

And of course, school has finished for the year, Christmas has come and gone - my family's first Christmas without my big brother - and we are so close to 2014 we can just about touch it!

Be safe, be healthy and make sure your children (in particular those with teenage attitudes!) remember that no matter how close you come to strangling them, you love them with all your heart, and you always will.

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