Today the neighbor kids came over and picked up Matthew and Zack to bike and Ripstick around the neighborhood. Now mind you we own two Ripsticks; one is Zack's and the other one is Adams. Matthew does not have one and there is a reason. But as I watch the boys go I notice that Matthew leaves on a Ripstick, which concerns me a little because he has only ridden one on flat ground not going down hills and our neighborhood is hilly. He does have a helmet on, which is good and I just yell out "Be safe! Remember we have our trip coming up. Don't do anything stupid, like get yourself hurt!" I have a strange paranioa about when we have a great vacation planned, I am always worried that someone will get injured and somehow it will ruin our fun trip. So two weeks before a trip it is pretty much like walking on egg shells around the house because heaven forbid if you get hurt Mom will be so mad! Oh yeah and by the way you better not get sick either!
Anyways so Matthew and Zack head off with their friends. Not more than 10 minutes later Zack comes running in and tells me that Matthew got hurt. Well of course at first I don't believe him because I did warn him not to get injured but sure enough here is what comes walking through the door-
OK at least he is walking and in this picture he is smiling....that is a good thing! Oh is it bad that I grabbed the camera before wiping him up. Oh well! I do believe his smile though was actually forced though because he was in pain. He apparently was flying down the hill on the Ripstick and did not know how to slow down so he thought if he put his foot down he would be able to stop but unfortunately the Ripstick stopped but he kept going and let his face and hands on the road stop him. Ouch!! He smacked his head pretty hard also but thank goodness he wore a helmet! After some investigating and cleaning his wounds which he had scrapes on his face, hands, shoulder and knees, I also noticed that it had torn up his shirt in the front and a huge hole in the back. He really skidded bad! Luckily it wasn't worse but the poor guy looks like he has been in a fight but at least it won't stop us from going on the cruise! Poor Matthew!!!
It is also lucky that he had his school pictures taken yesterday. Actually though he probably thinks that it would have looked cool to look like this in the picture. Boys!