The twins had a baseball tournament in Massena this past weekend and during their breaks we headed to Waddington for the Homecoming festivities. Matt was playing, what started out as a innocent game of backyard baseball that ended abruptly when Matts face (specifically his left eye) made contact with the needles of a pine tree. The needles acted as a dagar straight into the cornea of his left eye. Can you say "ouch". I think that is a bit of an understatement. I have been told that eye injuries are one of the most painful that you can have.
Well, Matt left Waddington with Justin leaving me with the other three children...right? Ya three.
After the great fireworks display Matt called and asked me to come home and take him to the ER. I was about an hour away. So, I rounded up my kids and said my good-byes. I was about 5 miles down the road when my nephew called me.
"Aunt Di, ... forgot... at ...?"
"what did I forget?"
I quickly hung up and looked in the rear view mirror and attempted to blame the other two children in the car for forgetting their brother. No such luck. I immediately turned around and headed back to Waddington. Zach was waiting out front with his cousins who assured him that his mother did not forget him and they would be right back. Zach says "No, they forgot me and they are not coming back. It's ok. I'm used to it."
How sad is that. Let me recap. We (all of us) left Zach at my mothers once when we were heading back to the north country. Another time I locked him in the Pharmacy and set the alarm. I realized it when I saw his little face pressed up against the glass...knocking. and now this last time. What is it about Zachary that we can't seem to remember him.
Thank goodness he has a sense of humor. So, yet again I will be passed up for mother of the year. Ah well, I didn't want it anyway.
Matt is recovering ok. It was rough for a while. He has a scratched cornea. It is about the size of the head of a pencil eraser. He saw the Ophthalmologist and he is concerned with scare tissue.