Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What I Made for Dinner: October 31, 2010

Deli sandwiches, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie.

Of course I would never make a normal dinner on Halloween. The kids have candy to beg for!

Eli ate only pie. He's on soft foods for a while, having bashed his mouth in a nasty fall on Saturday afternoon. There was screaming and a visit to the ER (our first!!) for stitches to more or less reassemble his lower lip. His whole mouth is so swollen he can't close it to swallow his own spit. The photo above, mercifully, minimizes the damage; I can't even post a close-up, it looks so horrible.

It would have been great if he had wanted to dress up as a zombie, like his brothers did. Instead, he was Paul McCartney. With a fucked-up mouth.


  1. Eli is much much better today. The swelling has gone down enough that he can use a straw, although only on the side, not in front. He can kind of smile and say most of his consonants. He's drooling quite a bit less.

    He is in better spirits, too. I think it helped that when he went back to school on Tuesday, he discovered that a friend in his class had scraped up the side of his face in a sidewalk fall. Eli was really happy not to be the only disfigured kid in class.