{First big boy injury}

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When we were in Tennesee Mason got his first big boy injury! Sure, he's had bumps and bruises throughout his 5 years...but this one is the biggest yet. 

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While we were cleaning up the church {after my Papa's birthday party} we let the kids go play on the tiny playground next to the church. We were all sitting outside when Mason came up crying. He was on the teeter-totter with his cousin and when he was in the air his cousin jumped off and Mason slammed down onto the metal handle. He cut his little chin open and bruised it up pretty good. He was such a big boy, though. I know that it hurt but there were so many eyes on him that he didn't cry that much. We cleaned it up and put a bandaid on it. It wasn't deep enough for stitches, but deep enough that it kept bleeding. We went to Walgreens to get some liquid bandaid and some butterfly bandages, but it was so humid and Mason was so sweaty that nothing wanted to stay on. 

Honestly, it broke my heart into a million pieces. I don't think there's anything harder than seeing your child in pain. I wanted to take it away with every fiber of my being. I know he's a boy and this is probably the first of many injuries {although I pray it's the first and last}, but it's still hard. 

Poor guy! But, it didn't keep him from playing his little heart out Saturday night. And it's healing up pretty good now. 


  1. awh party foul! sweet little thing, looks painful! little boys are so resilient, they'll bounce back after just about anything. but i'm glad he's okay :-))

  2. Awww! Poor Mason! It sounds like he was so brave though!

  3. awwww. Poor baby! Glad he didn't need stitches though!

  4. Poor buddy! But, so brave to not cry much.
    We had our first *real* skinned up leg this weekend. One the required a band-aid and all (we have managed to go three years without needing one)!

  5. Poor guy! Glad he didn't have to get stitches! Ironically, I had a stitch put in my chin when I was about his age. Who'd have thought that was such a common place to get hurt??

  6. Poor him, but good thing he didn't need stitches!


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