William, playing with his new Duplo airplane that's technically not even new. It's been packed up since before we left California, and David just unpacked it tonight.
I don't know if you can tell by the photo above, but the black eye is pretty much gone. No, it didn't last. But in its place, William now has two scratches and a bug bite on his face. As one of the ladies in my church group sagely noted, it's a good thing that we don't have any family pictures scheduled anytime soon. No doubt!
It's funny how you never really think about these things until they happen to you. Like, it would never occur to me to worry if my child's going to be all banged up before a big professional photo. But until recently, my child didn't really do anything that would result in, say, a black eye. I mean, I used to worry about getting a huge zit on my own face, or my hair looking really huge and horrendous, but now I have to manage bug bites and black eyes, too? Geez. We may never get photos taken professionally again!
By the way--and this is totally unrelated to everything I just wrote--William is getting some more teeth! David spotted them today: the canines are just starting to poke through on top. Sadly, William still just has those little two teeth on bottom. Pretty soon, he'll have all his top teeth--and just his molars and the front two teeth on bottom. But what can you do? You don't get false teeth for a toddler. Besides, he can put away food, even tough food like apple skins, without much trouble. It'll just be his little quirk. Some people have one ear that's higher than another. My left eyelid droops more than my right. William will just be unique.