Monday, April 07, 2008

Injury Timeout

Wyatt, Maxfield and I were playing a game when the the two of them went down. As they fell their heads collided. I winced just observing the collision and I could see that Lauren was upset by how hard they hit.

There was a moment of quiet and calm.

Then Wyatt stood up.

His face all scrunched up and he started to wail. His screams were loud.

"That, was not good." Said Lauren as I picked up Wyatt and she looked over Max who was holding his face as he lay on the floor. Max was okay.

I was trying to see any bumps on Wyatt's face but he was crying so hard his face was red and purple.

Then his nose started bleeding. A lot.

We packed on the paper towel and ice (as much as a 22 month old injured boy would allow anyway) and we eventually stopped the bleeding. The promise of and Ice pop quieted him down enough to get a better look. A broken nose is too diffcult to see unless it is really broken but Wyatt seemed okay.

We decided to take a break from the game we were playing.

Guess what game we were playing?



Guess?



It was the most violent game of Ring Around the Rosie I have ever played.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That game was originally about a disease that killed people. We all fall down ain't no joke.

Circus Kelli said...

Ouch!! I'm glad they're ok. I hate those kind of collisions...

Sassy said...

Very dangerous, one might put on the football gear for that one, next time.
We had a similar injury from sock skating across the kitchen floor...haha-

kcinnova said...

Ring around the Rosie?!? You guys are some SERIOUS gamers! After your own injury, I'd think y'all had tamed it down already.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Ring around the rosy is second only to duck, duck goose in unplanned major injury...look it up!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Given the circumstances, I think it would be wise if you also stay away from the Hokey poky. You never know what can happen when you "shake it all about".

Undercover Mutha said...

Damn you, Rosie! Be damned!

raisingtheboys said...

Dude you are starting to freak me out on a daily basis about raising two boys. Seriously. STOP IT!

a husband said...

Yeah it's those simple games that can cause the most trouble. Ring Around The Rosie...that's funny.

Mainline Mom said...

Ring around the Rosie is DANGEROUS! This is how younger brothers get tough.

April said...

My mother always said "It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt!"

Above Average Joe said...

I played ring around the rosie today with Peanut. I got so dizzy I almost fell down

Ern said...

I've noticed that some boys can make ANY gave into rough-housing. :) I hope his nose is ok.

tricki_nicki said...

Raising boys is dangerous business. I'm afraid for them to get bigger and start fighting for real. Ring around the Rosie's only the beginning!

jess said...

Huh, in college a bunch of friends and I modified Ring Around the Rosy so that you couldn't just tag a runner, you had to tackle him/her. It definitely does have the potential to be a violent game. But fun.

kalki said...

I was gonna guess Duck Duck Goose-Egg.

Gina Coggio said...

Oh my god. Too funny. TOO funny.