Tuesday, December 2, 2008

4 staples in Alex's head!




We went to Missouri for Thanksgiving to visit Erik's side of the family. We stayed with a couple of different cousins while we were there. Well we were staying with Eriks's cousin Kim and her family. She has 2 boys who are 9 and 10 years old. They had a cousin visiting that is 12 years old. They were so good to Alex. The problem was that ALex thought he was as big as them and he kept getting hurt trying to wrestle and play with them. He would run down there long hall crying that the boys were picking on them. I said if you can't be tough then don't play with them. Then I would ask if he wanted to go back and play. . . he always said yes. Well the boys came up with this brilliant idea for a good time. They put a blankent on the floor with a pillow and one of them would hold Alex while the other 2 dragged them down the long hall. Alex loved it. Well one of the boys decided to try it by himself just pulling Alex without anyone else. I am not sure exactly what happened but Alex's head ended up catching a corner and it was cut open. We ended up running him to the emergency room where they put 4 staples in his head! He was so tough in there. He didn't cry until they started to clean the wound and the liquid started to drip down his face. "who cares about the needle and the 4 staples they used but the liquid was horrifying" When we got home those boys felt soooo bad. I told them accidents happen and that it wasn't anyones fault. They were good to let Alex play with them and they were trying to be good to him. All 3 of those boys are really good boys.

Anyway, other then that we had a great time in Missouri. Erik's family is wonderful. . . every single one of them. We liked Missouri so muc that we are thinking about moving there. Erik wants to move there in the next 3 years. Who knows what the future will hold.

9 comments:

Royce and Deanne Wooly said...

So you have been inducted into the world of boys! Just think of how cool that scar will be in a scar war! I remember our first experience, Josh cut the back of his head open on the wood stove, when we got to the Doctor he had filled his pockets with rocks and was going to hit the Doctor if it hurt!! Boys!!! ya gotta love em! I love you kiddo

The Neads said...

Oh I am soo glad he is ok...

Brian and Courtni said...

Poor Alex -- ironic that it is always during playtime that kids get hurt.

Tj said...

Nice gash! Glad to hear he toughed it out, with boys there's a good chance you'll have to do it again at some point. I loved stitches, I used to sit up so I could watch the doctor work :)
Other than the obvious, glad your holiday was fun!

Dannel said...

Ouch! Tell him he is tough! Glad he's ok!

Woolstenhulme-4-ever said...

Oh the poor little guy...Haddie hates the doctor. Alex sounds pretty tough that is no fun.I'm glad he is ok

Nancy & Ty Mackey said...

Wow, he was tough. BOYS!!! I am convinced that there is nothing quite like rushing a bleeding child to the emergency room.

Justin said...

Ouch!!! Tannon has taken some good spills but nothing like that. At least there were no broken bones and you'll only be able to see the scar if he shaves his head. Boy's are tough.

manda carol said...

Oh, man! Hope his head heals okay.