Sunday, November 16, 2008

The International Incident

Sunday dinners have become an afternoon of eating, laughing and reminiscing. Boy #1 and Boy #2 laugh at the torture they've put Boy #3 through. "Remember the time we had to get the neighbor kid to help us hold you down so mom could cut your hair?" I think he's held up pretty well with all the abuse.
"Remember when you broke your arm in Canada?"
"Whooaa, wait a minute. I remember the time YOU broke my arm in Canada. Four whole years ago. I sorta remember being body slammed onto the hotel bed and being pumped full of Canadian aspirin so we could air quote experience air quote The Maid of the Mist. He couldn't air quote back then but he more than makes up for it now.
You see our insurance company wouldn't pay for an international emergency room visit and the husband had already taken the car to the casino. Once he saw that I had everything under control of course. A hotel towel secured with a rubber band was what he considered under control.
Once back in our own country we went to the doctor, who didn't seem overly concerned about the arm until the x-rays got back. "Both bones are broken all the way through, he should be crying."
"He's juiced on Canadian aspirin, good stuff."


Deb said...

Anyway I can get that Canadian aspirin here? Don't worry, I won't implicate you...right away.

Suzanne said...

When we make a drug run to Canada I'll let you know!

Anonymous said...

For the most part, I am very pleased with the Canadian medical system (I'm Canadian), but one problem that we have is that you can wait several hours to be treated in a hospital emergency room. We need strong aspirin to tide us over until we can see a doctor.

Suzanne said...

LOL Joel! Boy #3 really seemed to like Canadian aspirin!

Bee said...

My brother fell out of a tree and hurt his arm. When rushed to the ER the doctor said "no way is it broken, he would be screaming non stop". It was broken but my brother has always been a little bad ass! ;o)

Meg said...

Just yesterday my 13-year old was bemoaning the fact that she's never broken anything. "Everyone should break a bone at least once," she said.

This from a girl who's already decided to have a C-section so she won't feel a thing.

Suzanne said...

bee - I would describe Boy #3 as a bad ass kid too!

prefers - Did you tell her be careful what you wish for? Christmas break is coming up, wrap her up in some bubble wrap!