Friday, May 07, 2010


Two posts in one day. Wanted to post this picture but had not uploaded it yet. Can we just chalk this up to, "Boys will be boys," and go on with life? Because if not, I'm going to dwell on "what could have happened" and cry some more.

I have a love/hate relationship with the dirtbike. I love it just because of the fact that it gives my son hours and hours of fun. He loves it. All of our boys have one and they ride and ride and ride and ride and ride and ride.

However, Kade's has now been flipped front over back...which resulted in a broke collarbone. A month or so ago Konnor ran his off the gravel road, down the embankment and into the creek (you really should hear Kade's version of that story - SUPPOSEDLY, the dirtbike was ON TOP of Konnor and he had to save him from drowning....let's just say he has a wonderful imagination and I'm not REAL sure that is the true version of the story. Of course Konnor's version is that Kade was riding too close to him and Kade RAN him off of the road into the creek....we'll never know what really happened.) And then of course there have been numerous other little incidents.

Well, last night, Kade was riding and Konnor was on back. Kade didn't see the rope that my uncle had strung up to level some fencing he was doing....obviously, because he hit it full force and clotheslined himself with it. He was lucky. It was rope. The result was a bad looking rope burn with a very small cut place.

Thank you God for it not being barbed wire.


Anonymous said...

Bless his heart! Oh I bet that hurt! Sounds like me when I was a kid though and my kids too! they are constantly getting hurt on something outside. But the topper was Paris falling off her mini horse (it's just 29 inches tall) and breaking her elbow on Christmas Eve. Do you know how hard it is to break your elbow! and I forgot to mention it was the first time she had been on it and has not rode it since! Hope Kade is ok =]

Practice Makes Philpotts said...

MARTY that looks awful! Bless his heart and thank the Lord it wasn't any worse!

Riggins Party of 5 said...

PTL for watching over him...I have heard much worse stories with dreadful outcomes! You are truly blessed Marty!!!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Konnor was on the back with him!!! WHAT??? I mean, I'm not worried about your kid, just mine! :)

Cassie said...

The minute we found out we were having a boy - my wonderful father-in-law decided to inform me that he would have a 4-wheeler, dirtbike, etc etc by the time he was 3-4......I wasn't thrilled then and still not now (though he doesn't have anything yet) and now that you show me this I'm totally against it! LOL