Emma-Jane (my now almost 2and a half year old niece) had her ears pierced recently. After having it done she was playing with something and accidentally hit herself on the ear with it; I think it was a mobile phone. Anyway, she sat still for a second, took a sharp intake of breath, then calmly announced, "that hurt a bit, actually!" She then simply returned to playing with the phone as though nothing had happened. Gotta love kids!
Jane (Emma-Jane's Grandmother, and a family friend) had to have surgery recently. I don't know the details of it, but I know she's recovering well. Anyway, I made her this card:
We have sash windows, and Kero's figured out that if he lays on the back of the armchair when the living room window is open he can stick his head out of it. So when we've had nice days (which has been most of the time) he's been doing just that. Naturally I've been making sure to only open it just enough for his head to fit comfortably, otherwise he'd probably jump out and i'd spend my entire day having to get up to go and open the door to let him back in, LOL!
Don't worry, he's perfectly safe doing it. For one thing the window is very stiff, and doesn't move without quite a bit of effort. For another thing I'm always right there ready to rescue him if needs be. And, for another thing, if he did somehow manage to get out after all, the window opens out on to the fenced in courtyard area at the bottom of the steps leading up to the street (which we call our garden); he wouldn't have far to go to get to solid ground, and wouldn't be able to get far once he was out there.