Sunday, September 16, 2007

Caption This 36


Please caption this image [See below for details]
London, Ontario, September 2007 [Click to enlarge]


Someday, he'll look at the pictures we take of him in his cast and smile. For now, he's just working his way through the next couple of months, trying to figure out - just as we are - how to re-establish a routine that lets him lead as normal a life as possible despite suddenly being very different than everyone around him.

There's no manual for this, of course, so it'll be trial-and-error for the most part. And he'll manage, because he's a tough soul who's already learning that he has deeper reserves of strength than he previously knew. Tough break. Tough kid.

Your turn: Please come up with a caption for this image. Suggest as many as you wish. Refer to the virtual-cast-signing entry comments (click here) for additional inspiration. As before, I'll share every submission with him - gotta love laptops - and he'll help me pick a winner before next week. For the Caption This rules, please click here.

About last week's image of Noah sleeping with our dog, Frasier: Jaded Prima Donna touched a soft spot with her excellent quote: : So tired they could only play frisbee in their dreams...

Honorable menschens (sorry, I'm descending into Yiddishisms today) go to:
  • Miss Meliss: Sometimes the best thing in life is a long nap with a good friend.
  • Sara: finally home
  • John: "It sure was a great day, huh pal?"
  • Joy: Serenity Now
  • Heidi: It just doesn't get any better than this.
Thanks, everyone, for making Caption This a highlight of my blogweek. Keep watching this space...

34 comments:

MorahMommy said...

sleepy green-legged alien invades levyland!

We will definitely get through this together...and make us stronger for it. He is one tough kid...wish the mama and papa were as resilient! :-)

Michele sent me this time, but I would have been here anyway!

Love you!!

Thumper said...

It's not easy being green...

I hope it doesn't hurt too much...

b13 said...

Don't make me angry... you won't like me when I get angry.

carli said...

As the Levy boy sleeps, he begins his slow but certain transformation into the Incredible Hulk.

Awareness said...

Sidelined, but not for long

or

Life from a new vantage point

Star said...

His dreams of bcoming the Incredible Hulk may be coming reality!

(for the record, I like THumper's caption)

PI said...

This is a lullaby for his morahmommy to sing:-
Green is the colour of my true love's leg."

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me to see today's caption this.......

um........

'...and so the soccer-warrior finally found sleep, and therein peace...'

Zach, us sad bloggers are very proud of you, your daddy says you have been very brave.

cq

rashbre said...

cast asleep :)

and hiya - Michele sent me!

rashbre

Sara said...

Thanks for the honourable mention!!

The second I saw that green leg I started to hear kermit sing, over the rainbow.
My flatmate thought he'd been attacked by the jolly green giant while my other flatmate thought he was trying to look like the hulk. But none of us can come up with a good caption.
So we vote for Thumper's "it's not easy being green" Sending speedy recovery thoughts his way from "the other" London :)

PI said...

I like Star's. Came again for another look at the Sleeping Prince. I can see his father. Here from Michele's.

christina said...

conservation of energy, stage 1.

belle said...

hey, I couldn't comment on awareness' site so I've come to yours!
I l-o-v-e the bright green plaster ... !
I'm just recovering from a broken knee which I workded hard at at got operatinal within 10 weeks! My nephew has just broken his ankle and we are comparing crutch operational styles!
Hope you are all set up for the frustration with (not) getting around!!!

moon said...

Dreaming about a big green rake to scratch his leg ALL OVER!!
here via Michele's today...hope you are having a great sunday!

Sarch said...

"When I said give me a break this isn't what I meant!"

Great photo Carmi...my gosh he looks just like you folks!

Linda said...

I thought that Rashbre's said it best!!!

Here's my pathetic submission (and aren't they all? I never get picked!!)

Zach sleeps with his own built-in DayGlo green night-light...

(see, I TOLD you it was pathetic!)

Shephard said...

Hmm...
How about... Green Behind the Ears.

That's all I got! lol
What a great photo tho. I would have loved to have had a purple cast. . . that is, had I ever needed a cast, knock on plaster.

Michele sent me today!
~S :)

BreadBox said...

Dreaming of the time to cast off...

N.

BreadBox said...

(sent by Michele, of course!)
N

Bernie said...

Green with envy, Zach had to something drastic for some peace...

Of, and Carmi, there may be NO manual's for kids with casts on limbs, but can I refer you to the manual of raising kids! You know, the one that you are given at the time of birth, the 'as built' manual!!

burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog

Wish if a speedy recovery wont you...

BreadBox said...

Of course, Caption this is a highlight of your blogging for us too! That really is a lovely photo, by the way.
How bad is the break? And which bone? (I learned more than I expected to in Halifax's emergency room about broken bones, how long they take to fix, and most of all how much of a pain the recovery is later...)

Michele sent me,
N.

colleen said...

Hi Carmi, I'm glad you got in a visit to LL before the kiln christening went off the front page.

Something like "Field of Dreams" or "Green Sleeve Dreams."

Sarch said...

Ok, Michelle sent me this time but I'm glad to be back. I feel like I'm visiting a friends house when I stop by here.

You know what this realy is don't you? This is the opportunity for your son to be able to say "Oh yeah, I've broken a bone!" when he and his friends get together and boast about the different injuries they each had.

Ravvy said...

"Zach Dreams of 'Cast Away'"

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

There are some good'uns here today!

Crazy Single Mom said...

Hi Carmi, I read about Zach's accident, so sorry! My caption is this:

If you think this looks bad, you should see the soccer ball!!

Zach, wishing you a speedy recover dude!

Crazy Single Mom said...

So sorry to hear about Zach's accident! My captin is this:

If you think this looks bad you should see the soccer ball!

Zach, wishing you a speedy recovery!

Reflekshins said...

Already confused that he was going to a "casting" call, Zach's enthusiasm level reached new heights when he took his agent's good luck wish of "break a leg" a bit too literal.

Here's to you Zach!

Cheers,

Shane

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How about: "SEE? I'M HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT...I'VE GONE GREEN!"

Wel, Carmi you have completely disappeared from my life. You don't call, you don't visit, I guess you don't love me anymore.

Hugs, Anyway!

Michele sent me toniight...!

Bernie said...

Oh, well, would you look at that, I've been here before...

Now, another caption...

Not wanting to draw to much attention to himself, young Zach chose green as a sign of selfless self expressionalism...

Here from Michele's (again) from a bright and sunny (but suddenly gone cold at 17 degrees C) Sydney morning...

burntofferings and have you been to bernies fotoblog

Last Girl On Earth said...

Poor baby! So sorry to see your guy in pain. I hope he's on the mend REALLY fast. Happy New Year to you and yours my good friend. I hope that it is a very happy and healthy one... even with this painful beginning. We'll catch up soon.

John said...

"I'm dreaming of being in a cast--one upon a stage. Where it means something entirely different when they say 'break a leg'."

David said...

your blog and your writing NEVER FAIL to move me and inspire me. your comments on my blog are always generous and kind. you, my friend, are a good man.

Jennie said...

Night falls after day-break :) Thanks for stopping by and wishing Seanie well, Carmi. Parenthood - indeed! I'm so sorry your boy got hurt too. I never broke a bone as a child and it's amazing to me how well they continue on and make it as normal as possible. A leg cast has to be hard to lug around, the poor dear. I'm going to show Sean this picture of Zach when he wakes. :) I will pray for a complete recovery for him too Carmi...and for you and Debbie, because I know how you're feeling.

Lisa said...

Carmi, I don't know if you've ever had a tie, but I vote for thumper AND b13. I think a lad needs an at-school mojo (b13) and deserves to wear his heart on his sleeve at home (thumper).

I did the cast and stitches thingy more times than I care to remember, and the school part was indeed a challenge. Sounds like you all are taking terrific care of your son as he knits. Bravo.