June 16 14

Well, it seems that there is something called a swollen battery for your iphone which sounds slightly dirty but also slightly like something you don’t want to happen to your phone and I know this because it is most definitely currently happening to my phone battery and from the way the guy at the apple store explained it to me, my battery basically resembles an expanding Violet Beauregarde and at some point in the near future, there will be an inevitable blueberry-like explosion.

From the original movie, of course. Violet you’re turning violet, Violet!


This feels annoying and expensive, my favorite.

Luckily, though, this ticking-time bomb battery of mine is not the most swollen thing in our household. Oh no, my poor son gets to wear that badge of honor in the form of a giant white cast, that makes his tiny broken thumb look like a permanent Facebook like.



Only the complete irony here is that there’s almost nothing to like about this situation because my one-handed wonder, after spending 7 hours in the ER on Friday, was hit with everything all at once — not being able to play baseball this season, not being able to play in his league’s all-star game (my poor not-hockey-playing Canadian son waits all year to play baseball…and BAM! a hit with a soccer ball means no baseball), not being able to eat his special Flintstone Father’s Day ribs, and the worst, not being able to go with his grade to their year-end trip to Canada’s Wonderland.

He’s the saddest boy in all the land.

I made him homemade macaroni and cheese and introduced him to season one of The Wonder Years.


Thumbs up….See? He seems to love it. 

  1. Good thing he wasn’t planning to go to camp, huh?

    As an expert at breaking bones, I know just how much casts in the summer suck! Hang in there Joshie!


    Comment by Kristabella on June 17, 2014
  2. Oh man! That sucks. My boy just got his cast off yesterday, and his summer activities will be greatly reduced because of the injury.
    Sorry he’s injured, my heart aches for him.


    Comment by monstergirlee on June 17, 2014
  3. My daughter did the exact same thing at the end of last school year. Kicked in the hand during soccer drills. Same cast too. The worst was them taking the cast off, but having her on restricted activity because the break was still healing, but they felt it had been casted long enough. So no cast, but still no lifting anything heavier than a pencil, no running, jumping, bike riding, or swimming, nothing but sitting. Good luck.


    Comment by Shan on June 19, 2014
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