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Last week he broke his arm for the second time in about six months. He fell off the monkey bars at school, came down and broke his left radius right below the elbow.
In May, he broke his right radius, also just below the elbow. In that case we don't really know what happened. DW was in the next room, heard a crash, and found him crying and cradling his arm. We THINK what happened was that he was using this huge Fire Truck they have (pictured above) as a step-stool and, having wheels, it shot out from under him. The crash was more likely the Truck crashing into the wall on the other side of the room (which is why we didn't notice it right away) than him hitting the floor, but we don't really know. So he's in a cast... Again. So this one's really for him, a sort "BE CAREFUL" type of pseudo-social story. ("Make good choices" is the particular maxim that they use at school and at speech and he does sometime say it to himself when he's working through a plan or thinking about a decision.)
Oh yeah... I mentioned that he's probably the strip's biggest fan. He absolutely realizes that it's all (or at least mostly) about him, and he dig's that. He actually quote's it sometimes - last night he was stading in front of the TV (so we couldn't see) laughing and saying, "I want the no I can't see!" Which isn't even how he talks anymore, but he remembers it from the comic. (It was #40, if you're curious.) But I mention this because by now he's seen it so many times, and seen me drawing it, that he's started doing some stories of his own! He drew the follwing piece about a week or two ago. It's content is a bit ironic considering what would happen to him shortly thereafter. Here you go:
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On last thing... Michael's wardrobe update. You see... it's really been a while since Michael's dressed the way I've been drawing him. The short-sleeve polo shirt buttoned all the way up was his thing up until sometime last school year. Now ALL he wants to wear is black track pants (usually with white stripes) and two-tone-tees; You know: the kind that look like you've got a red tee on over a black long-sleeved shirt? Anyway, I figured it was time to update him, so I'm probably going to start drawing him like this from now on. We'll see.