And so it begins

Friday, October 12, 2007

What happens when big brother doesn't want to share his puzzle pieces?

Baby brother gets slashed with the samurai fingernails of doom.


I'm sure this is the first of many injuries that will happen at the hand of his sibling. We've been lucky with Sawyer and not had anything too bloody in his two years of life. But I know it's coming, and my bets are on Beckett. Not only is he much more fearless than Sawyer ever was (he's leaped off the couch before I could catch him more than once) but he has the factor of younger brother against him as well.

The younger sibling always seems to be the victim, as was shown by my little brother and I growing up. I was responsible for stitches in his head on two separate occasions involving a wooden baseball bat and a merry-go-round. It definitely wasn't on purpose, but he was so good at obeying my every command, which resulted in him playing catcher too close to my swing and also falling underneath the spinning merry-go-round as he helped me push it. Needless to say, I was faster than him.

As if having me help him along in his injuries wasn't enough, he was also incredibly accident-prone and received stitches in incidents involving a concrete step, a paring knife, a school desk, a broken wine glass and my dad's elbow. Not to mention the numerous sprains and breaks as well as water on the knee. Yeah, the kid has had his fair share of bumps and bruises.

I, on the other hand, have never broken a bone and never had stitches or spent the night in the hospital (not counting Sawyer's birth). So if our children follow my lead, Beckett is in for a rough ride. Maybe I should bite the bullet and invest in a helmet while I still have the chance?

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 2:10 PM  


Melban said...

You will not get my son one of those helmets. I like you hope that our kids take after me and you when it comes to accidents. I've had 1 X-Ray in my life (other than at the dentist) and never had to seek any emergency care for anything more than a sprained ankle. I think Sawyer will take after us but the polls are still out on Beckett. Sometimes I think he's going to get hurt alot but he's surprised me with how he keeps his head way from corners and stuff so who knows.

Fri Oct 12, 03:44:00 PM EDT

Jaclyn said...

Oh man, that helmet reminds me of a book written recently about our generation raising a bunch of "sissies" but I'm having a total brain fart about it right now.

Poor little Beckett. That picture sure shows off his beautiful eyes, though! Usually he's smiling and squinting so we can't see them so vividly. :]

Fri Oct 12, 04:32:00 PM EDT

JoDee said...

Poor Beckett!!! McKenna has 2 older siblings beating up on her, so I know how it goes!!

As far as your lil' bro--I had an "incident" w/ a pearing knife also!! I was eating an apple (w/ the knife--i like to slice off chunks) in the recliner (i was about 15 at the time), and the phone rang--i got up, answered it, sat back down--and yup--sat on the knife!! Yikes!! Ended up w/ a couple of stitches, and a nice scar!!

Fri Oct 12, 09:32:00 PM EDT

Fern said...

Woohoo for the helmets, now that is what every hip baby needs!

I also fell at the hands of my older sisters, one of them even put me in the tumble dryer when I was about three, I think it's all just part of growing up, youngest siblings are hardy :)

Sat Oct 13, 05:19:00 PM EDT

louann said...

Oh poor little man! But yes, that is the first of many to come in the years ahead. But I hope injuries won't be too frequent!

Fri Oct 19, 11:06:00 PM EDT


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