May 11, 2007

Accident Prone?

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:24 pm by ogle3

Perhaps Peyton is accident prone.  Check out the previous post, Crash and Burn, for the first incident this week.  The gigantic bump on the back of his head reminds me of his other near-death experiences…

It’s been just over a year since the fork-in-the-eye at Gamma At’s house.  He was carrying his dinner plate and a child-size “safety” fork when he tripped on the rug.  On the way down he demonstrated his Tommy Boy style reflexes like a cat, using his hand to stop the fall.  The only problem was that he forgot he had a fork in his hand.  It didn’t actually gouge his eye out, but he still has a dipple just to the side of his eye to remind us of God’s mercy.

A few months before that he launched himself from the couch and for some reason thought he’d be able to land nicely with his face on our soft, pillowy MARBLE-topped coffee table.  I think his tooth went completely through his lip because it was bleeding on both sides.

A few months before that I got called home from work to take him to the ER.  James turned the gliding rocker chair upside-down to fix it, and while Peyton inspected the back of the glider, James moved and it rocked right into Peyton’s forehead.  Instant giant jawbreaker above his eye.  By the time we got to the ER he was running around and laughing as though he wasn’t about to lay an egg from his skull.

At least he’s still in one piece.


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