Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: Livin’ Life On The Wild Side

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: Livin’ Life On The Wild Side

1. This is our youngest son. He is sweet, loving, kindhearted, hilarious, compassionate, and the BEST HUGGER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. But he is also accident prone! Yes, friends… if there is something dangerous within a 1 mile radius, this kid is going to find it. Even if it is something that would not typically be harmful, he will still get hurt on it. And 9 times out of 10, he will get hurt on his poor head or face.

2. Even though he steadily gets hurt, he steadily keeps rolling with the punches! He acts like it doesn’t even phase him. Yet, this mamma’s heart is in CONSTANT PANIC MODE because of it! I think I hurt for him emotionally more than he is hurting physically. Every time he gets knocked down, he quickly picks himself back up and keeps moving forward. Before we can even say anything, he simply smiles and says, “Don’t worry… I’m okay!” Then he runs off to continue playing before I can do a full inspection.

3. Well, yesterday he had yet another little accident and we ended up in the E.R. Let’s just say that the concrete fountain in our yard won this round. He was so unbelievably CALM the whole time, and I was so very proud of him. (Truth be told, I think I shed more tears than he did.) I am very squeamish when it comes to blood, but our big boy QUIETLY sat down and allowed Patrick and I to wrap his head up for the car ride to the hospital. He was actually more concerned about the fact that he had blood on his clothes than he was about the gash in his forehead.

4. My brave little man was also very good in the E.R. while they worked on his forehead. They gave me the option of stitches or Dermabond. I told the doctor that we have always had better success with Dermabond, so I preferred to fo that route. Then that led the doctor to ask just how many times this has happened. Well, doctor…3 times TO BE EXACT! This is the second time on my baby’s forehead, and the 3rd time was on his eyebrow. (Be still my heart, Lord! I don’t think either of us can take anymore boo-boos!)

5. On the way home from the hospital, we stopped for some ice cream and french fries (his choice!). I surely was not happy that my baby boy got hurt, but he and I did have a nice evening together… JUST THE TWO OF US! With a family on 6, that rarely ever happens. We told jokes, played games, had story time, and sang funny songs. Other than the whole “being in the E.R. thing,” we really did ENJOY having some one-on-one time together. And at the end of the day, that is what really matters most! 🙂

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