Want to hear the saddest thing?!?! We were going on our usual evening walk and I let Everett walk the first block of it. He was trailing behind Allan and the big kids a little bit. I was walking beside him and suddenly he called out, “Da da!” and started baby running (toddling faster, haha) toward Allan. He picked the worst spot of the entire sidewalk because it is the only spot with a slight, very slight, downhill curve. He wasn’t prepare for that and I saw him start teetering forward. I was only one step behind him but you know toddler falls, you can’t catch someone that short who’s falling! He almost caught himself but by becoming rigid to brace for a fall he actually ended up getting more hurt because he didn’t use his hands as a brace, he landed face first on the sidewalk.
So here you had this toddler who got excited to go catch up to his daddy and starts walking faster and falls right on his face. I about cried. I am frowning remembering it. It’s always sad when toddlers get hurt but just especially when they were doing something extra sweet! *sob*
I wisely remembered something I learned back in Arizona and that’s to use a popsicle to combat the swelling. I brought Everett a popsicle. He’s never had one! He was curious about it. He just looked at it at first. Then he tasted it. Then he ate the entire thing!!! I was shocked. AND the best part is it took the swelling WAY down and by the next day he looked fine! Only the scrapes were still visible, the swelling was so minor you couldn’t tell. Yay!
Of course seeing their brother with a popsicle, everyone else wanted one too!
Payson was purposefully doing that face, he was being “Jake.”