|Thing One's brace for his broken collarbone|
For the record, this is perfectly kosher. It actually makes me very happy to see it since it means he is increasingly confident without the brace on. The doctor says he has to wear it at school, mostly as a visual reminder to the other boys that his broken collarbone is still healing and to please.for.the.love.of.god NOT run into him, wrestle with him, etc. He is allowed to take it off at home for light activity, except when he is within 15 feet of his brother (my rule, not the doctor's) since something about the two boys being together takes away whatever puny and pathetic amount of common sense either one of them ever had to begin with.
Thing One says he has no pain in his shoulder and he certainly seems to have a pretty good range of motion back. Next visit with the orthopedic surgeon is tomorrow afternoon, so we'll get the professional opinion then. I'm pretty sure that skiing over Christmas will be out, but maybe he'll be allowed to start some limited physical activity soon? Here's hoping since the poor kid is absolutely climbing the walls after having to sit still for a solid month. Cross your fingers!!