Friday, August 15, 2008

Matthew Bites It!

WARNING!! People who are faint of heart and cannot handle the sight of blood, Do Not Scroll Down! Remember you have been warned!!!!!



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!

8 comments:

E. Rose said...

I haven't checked your site in awhile!! You've posted a lot!! I love it! Man, oh, man, Matthew has far too cute a face to take on all that!!! No stitches--thats good--Can't believe he was smiling. :)

Jaimers said...

What's a ripstick? Never heard of one before. I think it's hilarious that Matthew was all bloody and you're like, "Here, pose for a picture!". You are such a blogger! Pictures do make it all more interesting, and I know how it feels to want to have a camera for every moment now! Have fun on the cruise.

Suzanne said...

I love that you remembered the pictures. Hope he's feeling better, sometimes it feels worse the day after with "road rash".

When is your cruise? Where are you going? (Or should I wait to see the blog post?)

Pam said...

Hey Suzanne- I will be blogging about it but we are off to cruise Alaska soon. Can't Wait!!

Pam said...

Hey Suzanne- I will be blogging about it but we are off to cruise Alaska soon. Can't Wait!!

Jo said...

Ouch! Poor Matthew! I can only imagine how sore he must be! Owwy!!

Kim said...

OUCH!! Oh and I think I had a tshirt just like that in high school :) (Will Matthew ever wear his again if he knows that?)

Mandi and Rob said...

Rob has one and I am so afraid that he is going to eat it. But he would just say, "that is how you get better at it". Anyways I tried to do it in the kitchen holding onto the counter and almost broke my ankle. Dangerous sport that ripstick.