The time finally came for his cast to come off. So on our first day of vacation when everyone was jet set to exotic locales, we took a field trip to our community workshop, better known as the atelier.
|Atelier workshop. More fun for the children than any vacation destination.|
Here our favorite Maintenance Manager Neil, met us to do the deed.
|Neil the "MM." He fixes things, builds things and performs tasks ordinarily reserved for medical professionals.|
He started with what I am told are called tin snips. (An entertaining and educational field trip.) Adam is obviously extremely comfortable with this and not concerned whatsoever.
|The look of utter relaxation.|
|Confirming that look of relaxation.|
And then the vise came into play.
|I swear that's a look of concern, sympathy and love--having nothing to do with "I told you so."|
Neil pre-made a metal plate just to Adam's specifications to protect him during the process. Perhaps the sweetest, most personal thing anyone's ever done for him.
|Trying out Adam's favorite Christmas gift.|
|Does it really get any better for a 6-year-old? Best day ever.|
And then the saw came out.
|More incriminating evidence that I will not win wife-of-the-year.|
Meanwhile the children play unsupervised amongst the power tools.
The moment we've all been waiting for...
Is quite disgusting...
And that, children, is why you should never break a bone away from home.
*All photos by Jill Humphrey, who can make an atelier workshop look like the most beautifully lit photography studio.