Friday, July 13, 2012

Little Boy Legs

I picked him up from daycare. He had no less than 3 bandages on his legs.
One super big one on his knee.

This, of course, meant an incident report. I dutifully read and signed. Agreeing that the staff had explained it all to me - what happened, how they addressed the problem (treated him), how they had taken measures to avoid it happening again in future.

But really?
He's a little boy.
He was having a great time playing with his friends.
He tripped and slipped and fell.
He scraped up his legs.

Did he cry? Apparently a tiny bit, from the shock of the fall and the initial pain. But then they fixed him up and sent him off again.

And he was fine.

When I was his age I cried from the Mercurochrome that was put on my many wounds. Ouch that stuff stung! Treatment was worse than the injury.

My guy? He's a kid. He plays, he gets hurt, he learns. Or not. But that's part of being a kid.

This is what little boy legs should look like after a big summer day of fun:

Evidence of a day well-played

1 comment:

  1. My son's legs are always bruised up but it seems moreso while at daycare since he plays a bit rougher with the other boys. He doesn't mind those so much but scrapes on the other hand...


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