Monday, July 12, 2010

bruised shin

The little man and his much older cousin were playing catch with a baseball when he decided to include me in the game. I told him earlier on that what they were doing was not safe because he does not have a mitt but I let him play anyway. I know his cousin is careful around kids. What I was not counting on was for me to get involved. I was sitting on a lounge chair when I heard the little man say catch mommy! and I was too slow to catch the ball which landed on my shin. I thought I was going to pass out. Who knew that my boy could throw that far and hard? My hand and eye coordination is bad enough even when I am ready so it is worse when I am caught unawares. I wanted to cry but I was so shocked and the pain was unbearable I was not able to say anything. When I was able to talk, I told them to play somewhere else preferably farther away from me to avoid any more accidents. Boy, did it hurt! Right now my shin is bruised and I cannot even touch it without wincing. I now know to be careful around this little guy. I sure don't want this to happen again. If his aim was higher I probably would have had a bruised cheek or worse, mouth. I guess I should be grateful for small mercies, lol.

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