William discovered that his hard cast was good for cutting carrots. When it got too hard to push the knife through the thick carrot, he slammed his cast down like a hammer. Only two more days of life-in-a-cast for him! He has been such a trooper through it all...he has never once complained! And yes, that is duct tape holding his cast together...plaster casts have a hard time surviving 4 weeks on a 6 year old boy. Love this kid!