Oh, Walls We’ll Climb

This is about the point into a hospital stay where Parker and I start looking for activities to cut the desire we feel to start climbing the walls.

We’ll put our heads together and scheme of ways to blow this joint without anyone being the wiser.

When Parker was little we’d fantasize about sticking him in my back pocket and leisurely strolling the h*ll out of Dodge.

But today we realized that Parker would need something much bigger in which to make his great escape.

After all, he’s FOUR, don’tcha know.

So, we figured that his diaper bag would be the perfect get away vehicle. He’d fit perfectly.

And if anyone asked what those strange sounds were coming from that diaper bag I was carrying, I’d just tell them those sounds weren’t coming from that diaper bag at all.

Nope. As a matter of fact those sounds were from the severe case of indigestion I developed after eating in the hospital cafeteria.

NOBODY, would argue with that. At least nobody who’d ever eaten at the hospital cafeteria.

But reality always sets in. I mean, how would I explain the oxygen cord snaking out of that diaper bag? sigh.

So, inevitably we have to face the fact that getting out of here will take nothing less than the blessing and signature of our surgeon.

And we go back to thinking up all the different ways we could climb the walls.

With mountain climbing gear. Anti-gravity shoes. A rope and pulley. Although Parker felt that might be cheating. With duct tape taped inside out to our hands. Tying the sheets together and nailing them to the ceiling. Stacking the mountain of medical bills up and using those as a ladder. Making chewed bubble gum stepping stones. Using a pogo stick………..

This button will take you to a page over at 5 Minutes For Special Needs set up with online games.  Janice and Susan from 5 Minutes For Mom set it up for Parker. The proceeds from playing these games will go to Parker’s medical fund.

It isn’t a get rich quick scheme by any means, but everything certainly helps. The games are totally family friendly and actually kinda fun.


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