You may remember this mower from MGH that I posted about with radiation. It's from the playroom on MGH's young pediatric floor and Emmett claimed it during both stays. He kept it in the room, had it in his crib for naps, insisted on taking it down to radiation every morning, asked for it when he woke up before his eyes were hardly open....Emmett loved this little mower. He also LOVES real mowers. I'm sure the neighbors are creeped out by us-whenever Emmett hears someone mowing the lawn he gets giddy and anxious until you take him outside and he just wants to sit on the sidewalk and watch them mow. Our neighbor has a beautiful yard and is very meticulous about his lawn and is often seen for the bulk of his Saturdays out with weed whackers, blowers, the mower....Emmett's in love. Whenever he sees Vern out walking his dog or anywhere else, he still calls him "Mo'r," which probably isn't a bad nickname for him.
Emmett with the mower on the way to radiation.
As a special gift for when he finished radiation on Thursday July 5, I wanted to take him straight to the toy store and get his own mower to bring home. Unfortunately, he didn't get to come straight home his last day of radiaiton, as he needed a blood transfusion, which takes a while. Secondly, I looked online first and called a few stores and Toys R Us told me they hadn't carried that mower in a while, which makes sense. I guess it's been donated to the hospital's playroom because some other kid was done with it a while ago. Luckily, they're still available online, so we ordered one. This was a long time coming, though, because he was flirting with a fever even that same day and all weekend. Sunday he spiked to 102.9 so we went back to Children's for the first time in almost 2 months and we were admitted for the week. Micah also went back to Albuquerque that week. Children's had a more realistic mower that Emmett also loved and also claimed (which Micah loved because it wasn't a loud popper one), along with a vacuum, a ride-in-car and a shopping cart. Our nurses are so sweet-they made sure Emmett got to hoard all his favorite toys in his room and had access to them whenever he wanted. Luckily, there weren't many toddlers around for competition.
Short story long ;) - we were discharged on Saturday, right after Micah had gotten back into town. When we got home that evening, there had been a package waiting for Emmett all week! (I love that at the peak moment of opening it, he is distracted by a siren, which he also loves) His reaction does not disappoint!
Trying it out for the first time at home!
He knows that real lawn mowers go on the grass (unfortunately, his works better on pavement, though)
Anyone looking for a landscaper?!?