Monday, September 21, 2009

Nice Shiner

Oh, don't act surprised. I’m always worried that someone is going to call CPS on me. Darby is usually looking pretty roughed-up and I just can’t help it; she’s out of control! As one of my brothers recently said to me, "Hil, your kid is going to break her arm someday." Probably more than once. Most recently, she pulled her slide down on her face. Well, technically, she was trying to hang from her hula-hoop, which she had dangling precariously off the top of the slide. It all came tumbling down, of course, and she looked really shocked. Seriously, you’d think she’d be used to it by now. I don’t think you can see it in this picture, but she really has a nasty shiner. My little nakey-bakey was totally thrilled to have her picture taken with the webcam. Just for the record, she’s wearing nothing but Hello Kitty chonies and is hugging her best friend, Blue Baby. Man, she’s precious (my child, not Blue Baby).

What’s the craziest thing that your children (or you as a child) have done?


  1. Poor girl! You already know this, but tumbling head first out of the grocery store basket on to the cement of the produce section. She is now always buckled into the top basket weather she likes it or not. I hope both of you are feeling better!

  2. Is that her first shiner? I would have guessed her first would have been in a blaze of glory taking down three 7 year old boys while wrestling a bear.

  3. NICE SHINER COWBOY!! Last week Evi took a tumble down some stairs. Luckily they were carpeted. But she got stuck on the 2nd from the bottom and was just whining there head down until I came and got her

    Oh, and Marcelo once let her stab the back of her throat with a Popsicle stick. (She was chewing on it and fell) I came back to the house and there was blood on my husband's shirt. Good One, dad!!

  4. I can't even count how many black eye's Spencer has had. Thank goodness for Photoshop!

    Spencer's crazy antics change on a daily basis. Last time he was unsupervised for 16 seconds he scaled the kitchen counter, unlocked our "baby proof" drawers and started playing with the pretty shiny and sharp things that were in the locked drawer.

    I've learned not to rush to him with a look of panic... if I am sneaky I can take the knives away before he hurts himself!

  5. Glad to find you by the way! I've been looking for months!

  6. Darby will have so many adventures! She's not going to be that self-concious kid who cries and pees their pants in a corner. (and yes, i am thinking of a specific kid when i say that).
    My kids love getting hurt, but only if the wounds are visible to the public and make people wonder if I bet them.

  7. Gavin was hardly a month old. I had him on the couch and I heard Carter wake up down stairs so I ran to go get him and come back up stairs. Gavin was on the floor! Me being a new mom, I had no idea that such a little guy could make his way off the couch. He was crying and of course I was bawling. I called Brett to come home, because I thought I had broken my baby. I even took him to the Dr. to make sure I hadn't ruined his brain. Luckily, my family doesn't read your blog, because I am still very ashamed of this story and I have never told a soul but Brett!

  8. Tami's story is funny. Not because Gavin got hurt, but because I think every 1st time mom can relate to being panic-stricken in a situation like that. As your kids get older you learn to determine which ones are the genuinely injured cries, and then you just ignore everything else.
    Kacey isn't a real dare-devil. She tends to avoid things that will cause her serious bodily injury. She did give herself a black eye 2 weeks ago though. She was laying on the bed with her legs up in the air, and she was balancing the remote to the tv between her feet. It fell and landed on her face. I'm sure she would rather have Darby's excuse. She didn't want me to tell anyone, but I sure as hell wasn't going to let people think I gave it to her!


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