My grandmother fell during the night and broke he hip. She was very apologetic, "This couldn't happen at a worse time." My aunt pointed out that there's really not an ideal time for a fracture. I didn't want to keep my Schnickelfritz at the hospital for hours, but we did stop by for a while to offer support to my aunt and uncles while they waited for the surgeon.
We joined one uncle in the cafeteria. The hospital staff was having a "Minute to Win It" contest to amuse everyone on their lunch hour. It was funny to watch doctors and administrators strap a kleenex box around their waists. The box contained eight ping pong balls and the object was to jump and wiggle until the balls bounced out. During a lull in volunteers, one of the nurses invited Fritz to take part. I knew one day it would pay off to have a wiggle worm for a son. He had the fastest time of the day--11 seconds, and earned a bag of Cracker Jacks.