Throwing your eye at your brother is not acceptable table manners

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kvanlaan

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And yet Joseph feels there is nothing wrong with it.

Just five minutes ago, at the dinner table, on the Lord's Day, Joseph got upset with his brother, picked out the plastic prosthesis from his right ocular cavity, and threw it at his brother. :rolleyes:

Oy vey.
 

py3ak

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His brother may well be scarred for life.
 

Edward

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And yet Joseph feels there is nothing wrong with it.

Just five minutes ago, at the dinner table, on the Lord's Day, Joseph got upset with his brother, picked out the plastic prosthesis from his right ocular cavity, and threw it at his brother. :rolleyes:

Oy vey.
Was the lesson today from Mark 9:47?
 

jwithnell

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Umm, how would I look that up in Miss Manners? Would that be under table manners or the proper way to throw body parts?
 

Theoretical

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And yet Joseph feels there is nothing wrong with it.

Just five minutes ago, at the dinner table, on the Lord's Day, Joseph got upset with his brother, picked out the plastic prosthesis from his right ocular cavity, and threw it at his brother. :rolleyes:

Oy vey.
Upside: You now have an embarrassing story to tell his future marriage prospects. :p
 

TeachingTulip

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This is so amusing . . .

I grew up with three younger brothers, who being close in age with each other, produced some colossal fight scenes in our home. I like to remind them from time to time how awful they were with each other, although now as adults, they are very close and the finest of friends.

However, this takes the cake!

I can't wait to tell them about this incident.

It will impress them. :lol:
 
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kvanlaan

Puritan Board Doctor
Upside: You now have an embarrassing story to tell his future marriage prospects. :p
We have more than enough of those already. No need for more!

Joseph had his right eye removed because he was born with a mirco opthalmic right eye (it was about the size of a pea and blind), so we had it removed and replaced with a prosthesis when he was about 3 years old. Covering the spherical prosthesis is a white plastic cap which has the pupil/iris on it. This is the part he can remove. He once, before he could talk, signed to Elizabeth that he had eaten it. I've never before seen it used as an offensive weapon, though. This is new.
 

py3ak

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The problem could have been avoided if you would have had nice, rounded dinner rolls that he could fling instead.
 

kvanlaan

Puritan Board Doctor
It did not break, and it wasn't like he was furious, he was laughing after he did it, but Isaiah had made a snarky comment, and instead of replying in kind, he threw the eye. I just couldn't believe he did it. If you had a peg leg, would you throw that at someone who made an ungracious comment? It's just weird.
 

Berean

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Isaiah had made a snarky comment, and instead of replying in kind, he threw the eye. I just couldn't believe he did it. If you had a peg leg, would you throw that at someone who made an ungracious comment? It's just weird.
:lol: He sounds like a neat kid!
 

Brian Withnell

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It did not break, and it wasn't like he was furious, he was laughing after he did it, but Isaiah had made a snarky comment, and instead of replying in kind, he threw the eye. I just couldn't believe he did it. If you had a peg leg, would you throw that at someone who made an ungracious comment? It's just weird.
You wouldn't throw a leg ... you might miss, and you might need to hit the person more than once. So you take it off, and beat them about the head with it. :)
 

Puritan Sailor

Puritan Board Doctor
Just wait til your son gets older and figures out the practical joke side of his eye. I had an uncle who also grew up with a glass eye. My grandma still tells me about the times he secretly put his glass eye in people's soup to frighten them. :gpl:
 

Wanderer

Puritan Board Freshman
Hold old is he.

I remember my son who would show how upset he was by throwing his insulin pump onto the ground as hard as he could knowing that it cost a great deal of money..... I remember braging to the pump company that there pump was pretty rugged to stand up to this abuse. They got all worried and sent out a new pump.

I've learned that just because a kid has a medical issue, the do not stop being kids. And that there medical issue becomes part of their life. And that means if they have a motorized wheel chair, do not be surprised if they try to run someone down with it. Yes, you have to discipline, but take joy in the fact that there disability has not prevented them from being a child.
 

kvanlaan

Puritan Board Doctor
I remember my son who would show how upset he was by throwing his insulin pump onto the ground as hard as he could knowing that it cost a great deal of money..... I remember braging to the pump company that there pump was pretty rugged to stand up to this abuse. They got all worried and sent out a new pump.

I've learned that just because a kid has a medical issue, the do not stop being kids. And that there medical issue becomes part of their life. And that means if they have a motorized wheel chair, do not be surprised if they try to run someone down with it. Yes, you have to discipline, but take joy in the fact that there disability has not prevented them from being a child.
No problem there. Some folks have asked us what it is like having a severely handicapped child and we've had to tell them that it would take them hours and hours of serious talking (perhaps days) to convince him that he was handicapped. He grew up in China as one of several children in our neighbourhood who had physical impairments: a good friend with severe syndactyly, another missing a pulmonary artery and whose lungs are thus fed by capilliaries, many with cleft palates, etc, etc. One fake eye is fairly normal, as far as he's concerned.
 
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