On the first day of blog school they teach you a lesson in blog physics: if you write about avoiding the ER one day, you have exactly 3.2 hours before you will return to it in some form or kid or another. It's punishment for not observing some sort of knocking on wood or passing on a chain email ritual.
And so yesterday, it was Stevie who made a visit to our familiar ER docs with a foot injury that occurred on the beach.
Yes, that is quite a familiar refrain around my house. Stevie limped in with Sean and the insurance card limping behind him, and then had three rocks extracted from his big toe and his considerable wound cleaned, treated and bandaged. It was pretty bad. They gave him some heavy antibiotics too since he cut it on a paddleboat in some gross resort water. Ew.
He's resting it and we're watching it while we continue trip preparations.
And as soon as I finish the laundry I'm sending you all an ancient Irish angel prayer and re-enrolling in blog school.