Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Poultice

"Mom, this spider bite on my finger is puffy."

"It's going to take a couple of days for it to go down."

"Can't you put something on it? It's hard to make a fist. How am I going to play handball?"

"Let's go to Von's and see if we can find some meat tenderizer. That should take the swelling down."

"Okay but how much of it do I have to eat?"

"No, we'll put it on your finger."

"Oh, and then I eat it off my finger?"