April 1, 2017 – So this is 12 days late – spring officially began on March the 20th – but can you blame someone for being a little confused about the change of season around here?
It is our tradition to change our website banner to match the season, and in that spirit we remove the sledders – that seems like a pretty foreign concept at this point – and introduce the family walking on the partially tree-shaded path (is it half-sunny or half-shaded? What kind of person are you?).
Dad appears pretty casual. Mom seems to have kept her options open for the day with her choice of clothing. All three seem to be fully participating in each other on this beautiful day (do those assumptions make me a half-sunny kind of person?).
You could imagine as they walk the parents might gently lift their son by his hands and swing him back and forth (WARNING: don’t fall for it – it’s a trap).
Let me take this opportunity as your pediatrician to provide this public service announcement: SWINGING OR PULLING A CHILD BY THEIR EXTENDED ARM IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.
The possible resulting condition described above is Nursemaid’s Elbow. You can find more information at the link provided.
In short, it is a painful yet fortunately treatable (and preventable) condition – don’t let it mess up your half-sunny day.