Trey requested that this post be titled, hurt.
This is because on Friday, he got hurt pretty bad.
It was about 2:30 pm and I heard that distinctive cry approaching the back door.
I instinctively knew there would be blood.
He had been riding his bike down the neighbor’s very steep driveway, when he said, “My handle bars started acting all wonky. After that all I remember was picking myself up off the pavement and seeing blood everywhere.”
I generally surprise myself and stay extremely calm.
I grabbed a tissue and held it over his chin with lots of pressure.
I calmed him down and after a few minutes took a peek to see just what we were dealing with.
Clark read my expression and said, “I’m driving” and we headed straight to Geoff’s office, where he received four internal stitches and five external ones — frankly, it was pretty creepy!
Trey was all patched up and home by 4:30 — we’re pretty lucky that we have our own personal surgeon for these types of things.
Here’s the entry Trey wrote in his journal on Saturday morning:
Yesterday was Friday the 13th and I had a terrible crash on my bike. I split open my chin and scraped up my elbows and my knee and have a big bruise on my head. It’s almost my birthday and I really want to be healed by then. For my birthday I want those cool, color contact lenses. They’re really cool. I also want to be healed before soccer season.
Dad took Trey’s stitches out last night and he is now entirely sans bandages,
but … color contact lenses, really? What happened to Nerf guns and Legos?
Clark’s pre-school year activities are ramping up.
He attended a state-wide leadership conference in July and has been planning their school-wide overnight leadership retreat ever since. He got home last night pretty excited. I think with all the late-nights and sleep to “almost” noon days, he is ready for a more regular and shall we say, productive schedule.
For Christmas last year I found a cool T-shirt for Clark at Threadless.
One of the things they did at their leadership retreat was unveil the 2010/2011 spirit shirt, which he obviously influenced!
This is the shirt that kids will be encouraged to buy during registration days and wear to school-related activities all year.
Crazy that my little boy is a senior, involved in planning these kinds of things for the whole school.
So proud of him.
Geoff and I are headed to BYU in Provo, Utah for what is becoming an annual tradition.
We’ll be attending campus education week with good friends.
I’m very much looking forward to a few days away with my hubby.