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Oct 7

Half a job

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Family, Little known facts, Rantings, Strange and Unusual

Story of my life, innit?  This blog’s looking like my teenage diary, large gaps filled with absent memories, a half-assed diary of mystery. Still, I’m glad I still have them both, as haphazard as they are.

I’ve learned exactly half of Xtreme’s song ‘More Than Words’ on the guitar.  I spent half the time in college that I was supposed to. My house is semi-clean, semi-cluttered. I’m a half a job, a quitter, a loser even.

But that’s good, right? If there were no losers, there’d be no winners. You can’t have night without day, hey.

If I’d been more commited, I would’ve told you about Laughingboy’s brush with botox last month. Not just for those with more money than sense, the stuff happens to be quite useful it seems. I was only too happy to have them inject poison into my kid, in fact.

He mutated earlier this year, you see, from a little boy into a strapping young man. His schoolteachers panicked and swiftly ordered larger equipment to handle him, I rushed out to buy big-boy clothes and meanwhile Laughingboy suffered.  Nature would have it that a child’s bones grow first, but their surrounding supportive tendons can take up to a year to catch up.  Cruel, isn’t it? Seems Mother Nature’s a bit of a half-a-job, too.

That’s what the botox was for, to relax those muscles, to make them sleep and stop hurting while his cells multiply.  You should see the difference it’s made! No longer frog-legged, no longer squirming in his wheelchair, he’s his old Laughingboy self again, but taller.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again… I’m so glad he lives in the 21st century.

Bring on the comments

  1. Brianf says:

    You’re not a half a job! My house is half cleaned and semi cluttered. It’s called ‘lived-in’ and not smoking makes you smart not a quitter. So there you go!

  2. Granny says:

    WWhen it comes to linen cupboards you are the
    Full Monty, thanks for putting mine in order.

  3. K8 says:

    Brian; Wise. Thanks mate.

    Granny; Ah yes, the bundling and stuffing.. there’s a fine art to it.

  4. Jo says:

    Kate, hon, the blog is here for you, you don’t have to be there for it.

    I’m amazed by the botox story – wow!

  5. Brighid says:

    K8, your doing great! My youngest grand has CP and had botox treatments for a while. It helped, now they are talking surgery! I’m glad she is here in this time, they can do so much more today.
    Wonder if you had ever read
    shrinky1,blogspot.com
    Keep Calm & Carry On

  6. Half a job is better than no job. Keep blogging, gurly. :)

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