Sunday, October 7, 2007

E.T. phone home

Funny the things you observe in a hospital. Dad has a pulse monitor taped to his index finger. The tube comes from behind him, up his finger and is taped at the tip. It glows bright red from under the tape and of course the first thing I thought of was E.T. :)

I remember when the movie came out in 1982. Eldest D was 5 years old. We took her with us to the movie on a Sunday afternoon. She was completely inconsolable afterwards because E.T. went home. We thought buying her a stuffed E.T. she could take to bed that night would do the trick. But though they were Nauseatingly Available Everywhere You Turned in the stores there wasn't a single store open on Sunday night that had one. The best we could do was a little plastic E.T. from the drug store. Knowing her, she probably still has it stashed away somewhere.

1 comment:

meggie said...

Oh I was shocked to read of your accident. I hope it has not set you back in your recovery.
I also hope your Dad will do well, & recover fully. What a nasty shock for you all.
It does stop & make you think hard about family & those you love.