He did it. He broke his arm. I've been anticipating this moment ever since he started moving. We've watched him make very poor decisions about his personal safety many, many times. We've put our hands in the air, we've expressed our concerns, we've scolded, and we've cared for all of the bruises, bumps, scrapes, and (yes) puncture wounds.
But this time, it was an honest accident, something that could have happened to a mild mannered, cautious child. It wasn't a superman move - no leap from a tall building. He was playing on a playset, slipped and fell, and fractured his elbow. It was a little break, and he'll heal fast. The cast will stay on for three weeks - I'm hoping that it'll be long enough to remind him what could happen if he's not careful . . .