When we were sledding in Sunriver for Dylan’s birthday I was at the base of the hill rapid-firing photos with my phone when this happened:

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I promise you I was at his side nanoseconds later, although the photographic evidence totally makes it look like I just stood there like a heartless asshole. “Hey, I know your face is covered in bleeding abrasions and I’m not entirely 100% certain your neck didn’t just snap right in half, but say cheese!”

He was fine, thank god, but damn. Parenthood certainly has a way of unexpectedly elevating your heart rate, doesn’t it?

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Kim
Kim
9 years ago

That middle picture should be framed. Pure gold!

masshole
masshole
9 years ago

Holy crap !
Nice shot though

Courtney
Courtney
9 years ago

I have some jerk re-action to laugh when my child has hurt himself. I think it comes from a place of “holy cow that could have been really bad”, but it comes off as just un-caring.
Glad he was ok and the pictures really are family album gold!

C
C
9 years ago

We have a video of my 22month old taking a running head dive into a radiator last month. Luckily our immediate reaction is also on record in case the emergency room personnel questioned our parenting. He was fine, thankfully, and he and my four year old love watching the video (and yelling “BOOM” as his head makes impact…weirdos).

Cristi
Cristi
9 years ago

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry I can’t quit laughing at your kid biting it.

NancyB
NancyB
9 years ago

Great “agony of defeat” picture!
My son hit the floor once in basketball – 12 maybe – I flew off the bleachers so fast it was like I had wings.
Scared the crap out of me!

Michelle K.
9 years ago

I almost feel bad for laughing, but honestly he will think it’s hilarious when he is all grown up and has kids of his own. Heck, I would have this framed in the hallway if it was me!

Joanne
9 years ago

Holy crap!

Ashley
Ashley
9 years ago

YOUCH. But it makes me think back to when he used to pitch such a fit over nothing. Now it takes massive abrasions to get a good howl going!

Gretchen in HB
Gretchen in HB
9 years ago

Am I the meanest mom ever if I giggled out loud at these pictures? :-X

Ahhh…Parenting. Good times!

Jules
Jules
9 years ago

My youngest,(of four boys) got creamed in a football game in high school. I was a spectator in the bleachers, I just kept on saying “oh he’ll be fine” even as the ambulance pulled up. Goes with being the mom of boys, we get used to that crazy ass feeling.

Kelly
Kelly
9 years ago

Looking at the pictures after the fact, does he like them? Feel cool about the abrasions? I remember feeling a bit cool (a huge stretch for my geeky self) when I had stitches on my chin from a big bike crash when I was a kid. It got lots of wows and interest at school plus I was allowed to keep a cup and straw at my desk for water since I couldn’t use the water fountain. Special!

Cara
Cara
9 years ago

I know exactly how you feel. Behold the photographic evidence of my kids’ faceplant: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosier/164450445/

Another Cara
Another Cara
9 years ago

Um. That. Is. Hilarious.

Disclaimer/FWIW – I do not have children. I also lack sympathy.

Still Hilarious.