My boy is going to be the death of me. Seriously. If not me, then him. This kid is about as active and athletic as a kid can be. He can shoot hoops (and make them!) on a regular sized hoop with a small basketball and he's been doing this since he was 3. He can ride a bike, he can shoot bull-eyes with a bow and arrow, he's been swimming without assistance since 3 1/2ish. He learned to dive at the same time. He can do many (more than 20) real push-ups and can throw a football, he can hit a baseball (not off the T) thrown at him consistently.
With all this activeness and althleticism, comes a price. He gets hurt. A lot. Most of the time he gets up, cries a bit, gets mad and then gets back to whatever he was doing. Sometimes, it's not like that. Here is a list of his injuries to date (ones that required medical attention):
1. Stitches in the back of his head. Age 2
2. Hot chocolate burn down the front his face and chest that blistered. Age 4
3. Tooth almost (!) knocked out but somehow the tooth didn't die and is still intact. Age 3
4. Broken arm. Age 5.
5. Ambulance ride after falling off a climbing structure at day care. Age 3.
So yesterday, I get a call from the school saying that D had fallen on his head/neck off the monkeybars and that he was alert and responsive but they were bringing him to the hospital by ambulance to have him checked out. Holy Christ. All I could think of in my head was that hit on the Bruins guy the other night when he fell on his head/neck.
I arrived at the ER to find my 5 yo son in a cervical collar and on a flat bed waiting for x-rays. That is a scary feeling, to see your baby in that brace. He was talking and moving all extremities so I wasn't super worried about really bad things when I saw that. 5-6 x-rays later and he was cleared and the collar was removed.
His greatest concern when I arrived and the first thing he said to me--Mom, can I still go fishing with Dad? Um, sure, if you don't have a broken neck....
I don't know how this kid is going to make it to adulthood in one piece. Any crazy boy stories to share? I sure hope I don't have any more for a long time.