Monday, July 09, 2007

Driveway Rage!

The house next to us is a summer home and the neighbors don't come down too often. This weekend they did and our neighbor brought her grandson with her. Timmy has been waiting almost a year for Donald to come play with him. They spent a lot of time playing together the last few days and having a good time. Yesterday they were racing down the gravel driveway and poor Timmy fell.

Now comes the bad mommy part of the story. I heard the door open and deathly wailing! My first reaction is to say, "Timmy, calm down!" He is, shall we say, very dramatic when he is hurt. Unbeknownst to me he was accompanied into the house (I was in another room) by the neighbor who must think I'm just the worst mother, reprimanding my son for crying, when he was obviously in pain!

When I finally calmed him down enough to listen I had to convince him to hop in the bathtub. The scrape was just too BIG to wash down. Oh, they must have heard the crying miles away. It was quite the show! I know it had to hurt him and in real life his leg looks awful!! (worse than the picture) His knee was just recovering for a fall on the patio the week before.

Rich had just come home from camping and miraculously enough Timmy's wound earned him a trip to Toys R Us with dad.

I feel badly for the poor boy. I know how much his leg must have stung. Twenty four hours later and he is on the mend.

take care,


Anonymous said...

i agree its more heinous in person. makes me shudder.
but i've got to give tim credit. he rally knows how to milk an injury for all its worth!!!]

Debi said...

Oh my gosh...nearly an identical thing happened with Gray a few weeks ago (on Father's Day). We were out hiking, and the kids were running around in this field. Gray started screaming...and at first, I just thought it was more of his melodrama. Boy, did I feel like a bad mommy when I got to him and saw his leg! We ended up having to take him to an urgi-care place. He wasn't allowed to bathe or swim for over a week until it all scabbed over. Here it is weeks later and it's still not totally healed. Anyway, I sure hope Timmy's feeling better and that his leg heals quickly! (But it is reassuring to know that I'm not alone!)

Beverly said...

Owie, owie, owie,

Poor Tim.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

poor Timmy. hope it has healed by now!