Walking Disaster

Adrian started kindergarten with a black eye. He got that – somehow – on a trampoline at a friend’s house with a couple dozen adults around. The people at his school now totally get why he had that black eye. He’s a walking disaster.

One day I got a call from the school clinic asking me to come get him and take him to the doctor because he fell out of his chair and hit the table causing a big cut on his lip. It was still bleeding and they thought he might need a stitch. The bleeding eventually stopped and the doctor said he should heal up with minimal scarring, no stitch needed.

Another day he came home with a skinned knee. He did that falling down at recess. Yet another day he came home with a skinned elbow. That one was from a collision with the wall in PE.

Last Friday I got another call from the clinic. This time I didn’t need to go get him, but they wanted to let me know that he had fallen out of his chair (again) and bumped his head and had a little cut above his eye. A few days later, at home, he got an even bigger cut above his eye in his eyebrow.

The school people don’t even bat an eyelash anymore when he shows up with another injury. The kid is really active and, like most of his family, he’s a bit of a klutz.

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