Itty Bit finally graduated to a residual snotty nose without a cough, so we headed to soccer
May I present for your viewing pleasure, a momentous occasion: Itty Bit following directions!!!
There’s a cute little directions following boy on the far left, in case you didn’t catch it right off…
Of course, he managed to get busted for using Cutie Left as a snare drum within that same time frame, but still… progress people, progress! :)
I got temporarily distracted by the adorableness that is my granddaughter, Cindy Lou Hoo:
(Which totally reminds me of this one… couldn’t you just kiss that nose all.day.long?)
And captured the little munchkin talking Grandpa into heading for the swings:
The next thing I knew, people were running. Yelling. On their cell phones.
Within 60 seconds, flashing lights.
Big Brother. Followed by his Dad.
In bewilderment, I watched my husband swiftly drop Cindy Lou Hoo with us and stride to an approaching aid car. He emerged with medical gear and hauled to his destination.
Soccer practice skid to a halt as a team of 4-year olds stared in wide eyes at the ambulance.
Remember the quarry?
Surrounded by irresistibly climbable rock walls.
And a 12-year old who did a face-plant down onto them.
His friends came running toward the park.
“He fell! He’s bleeding from his ear! He’s sleeping!”
Eleventy eons later, Big Brother emerged covered in dirt.
He had climbed the rocks and wedged himself as Mr. Daddy carefully loaded the child onto a backboard.
Now conscious, he was disoriented and altered. He didn’t know his name or where he was and had suffered obvious head trauma and potential chest injuries.
All I could do was pray.
Can I tell you that there’s a special kind of pride in watching your man charge into trouble like he can fix anything in the world?
I’ll leave it for future posts – stories of how he has been the first responder on the scene and played point even after the “official” help gets there. How it calmed my panicked mind to see his face come into view from the smoking wreck of my driver’s seat. How he rescued kids in a submerged car and held a dying accident victim.
As goofy as we get around here… I am grateful, so grateful for my capable and selfless man.
As you wish.