Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Reason for Hands

There is no normal in this boy's world.

The poor child fell from a rope swing.

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Upon closer inspection, I noticed that there was not a single scratch on his hands or arms.

Figuring they must've been tangled or caught in something, I asked, "Why did you not put your hands up to stop your fall?"

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To which he replied, "I forgot all about them!"

Hmmm...

He's not really quite as miserable as he looks in these pictures, but the child goes into drama mode when the camera is turned on him.

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BTW - the tp pyramid in the background is the result of my request of him to put some toilet paper in the downstairs bathroom a few days ago. He makes everything an adventure.

Okay, now I must decide if I'm going to seam or cast on. Oh wait, we have school work to do. Darn it.

ETA: The dear boy has seen his picture here and feels famous. He has also developed the strangest desire to check constantly for comments. (A blogger in training for sure.) At any rate, if you could please leave a comment, it would make his day! Thanks.

26 comments:

mom said...

Ohmigoodness! Little boys! Grrrrrr! Fortunately they always look a whole lot worse than they actually feel, eh?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

lynda said...

Oh my gosh! Owie. I have to admit, though... I actually chuckled a little bit - the pics are priceless. So typical that he "forgot" his hands. Boys... actually, I should say "kids" - my girls were in the ER FAR more often than my son.

And, yes, the first thing I noted was the TP pyramid. The kid gets points for style!

Good Yarns said...

Every kid on the block is going to be jealous of his "war" wounds. Amazing how much standing this will give you in the neighborhood!

I can see the gleam, there though...even in the most sad-looking photos, I can see the gleam. I think it is pride/joy???

Angelika said...

Drama, overdoing it. Hmmm, sounds like my house. And just think, if he would have used his hands, he might not be able to write his homework, plus the scratches in the face are a way better attention getter.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!

Anonymous said...

Good one Daniel!
from grace t

Becca said...

He looks like he's been through battle! Very tough.

Love the TP pyramid. Hope the lid stays closed so they don't topple in.

Maria said...

I'm pretty sure a guy with scars is a chick magnet!
I'm thinking you might want negative ease on Scarlette. If it doesn't work, I'll deny suggesting it!

5elementknitr said...

Bones heal,
Chicks dig scars,
Pain is temporary,
Glory is forever.

Love the pyramid, kid!

guiltypleasures said...

OUCH!!

Obviously he doesn't want to restock toilet paper again for awhile. Looks like he may be a future kamikaze artist?

Karen said...

Ouch!!!! - I think I would have been crying in the fetal position if that happened to me. Hope it heels quickly!

sophanne said...

He could be a model for some kind of skateboard magazine. Maybe picture 3 not so much. I don't know how often they photograph smiles : )

knittinwolf said...

ouch! gave me the chills! I noticed the tp pyramid too...the creativity of homeschoolers!:) hugs

Stephanie M said...

Well with so many people in the house all that TP will come in handy! Those are some nasty scraps, but aren't tire swings fun!! Hope it heals fast.

km said...

Maybe when my boys are awake I'll have to let them comment here too. They liked the Grave Digger photos from one friend...and they begged for a transformer sweater like Miknits...but this they'll LOVE. Scars on the hands wouldn't be so full of glory would they?

Marylu said...

Owww!!!! This is what my boys look like all the time too. It's something about the face and head that is always getting banged up! Hope you feel better soon!

Olga said...

Dude! The blood and scrapes and TP in the background?? YOUR FEARLESS!!!!! I bow to your he-manlyness.

Michelle said...

I just showed my 8 year old the pics...and he says "Whoa!! You rock!!"
Scars are cool, they add character.
And you can never have too much TP in the loo. Never.

Angela said...

Way to go man, stopping a fall with your face!! Although I don't think I would suggest it to any of your friends there would be a lot of unhappy moms would be knocking at your door.

Laura said...

Wounds of honor. That rope swing must've come off worse. :)

Yarnhog said...

The very first thing I noticed was the toilet paper tower in the background, which sent me into such paroxyms of giggles that I had to share with my husband. I thought it was your way of addressing five boys in the bathroom! As I told my husband, I'll bet the roll on the spindle is still empty!

Don't worry, kid. The scars will be really cool.

Donna Boucher said...

Boy! Use your hands next time.
How are you going to be on the cover of People magazines best looking people...with those scrapes on your mug!!!?

Good thing you did not chip a tooth!

Stefaneener said...

Please let him know that he and my middle Things must never, ever meet.

Really. Poor bruisy guy. Arnica?

Sarah said...

LOL! Boys! Forgot his hands? That cracks me up. Love the pyramid, BTW!!

Marion said...

Wow! Lucky there were no broken bones!!

Anonymous said...

ah, boys . . .

actually I am a girl and my hands were behind the swing ropes when I fell off and split my chin *wide* open on the completely icy playground that we were not allowed on during recess so we went Saturday morning . . .

Love the pyramid!