One more week till son get's his cast off! I started to ease up on the "no running around" rule the Dr. imposed. How still can a 6 year old boy sit for six weeks?
But then a few days ago at the park he fell down and it really shook him up something awful. He kept crying and just couldn't get it together so we had to leave the park. Then today at a birthday party he got whacked with a ball a few times and just fell apart.
I'm a slow study, but it finally dawned on me that he was really worried that he would have to go through all the pain of a broken arm again. He's getting scared every time he feels that he's been injured or hurt.
I printed out a copy of myself with my broken arm at age 4 for him. We talked about how I had never broken anything since. And that it wasn't likely it would happen to him again either. And that the monkey hanging over me was named "Dr. Cast" and I used to kick the crap out of him when I would get mad at my doctors. I hope son can get past the fear, it's so tough to see him stressed out.