Kids..you gotta love them.

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  1. draggindakota

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    Mine are batting a 1000 this year. First my oldest falls while roller blading and fractures his left wrist at the beginning of August. 2 weeks in a cast. Towards the end of September his little sister jumped on a cardboard box and fell...fractured HER left wrist. 3 weeks in a cast for that one.

    Today my middle son says "Hold my juice box and watch this..." :eek:

    We got a call from school that he fell down the stairs. Can you guess what he broke?:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Anyone know a good place to buy bubble wrap in bulk?
     
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  2. tanplastic

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    Oof, you have my sympathies.
    Did you get a bulk rate at the hospital?
    Good thing kids heal fast.
    My daughter is 22 now but we had many injuries along the way.
     
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    No thanks

    I think I’ll just live vicariously through you guys....

    Kids!

    Not gonna catch me falling into that one
     
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    _MementoMori_ Friend of Leo's

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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Buy them smartphones. They'll never injure themselves with physical activity again.
     
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    My daughter just turned 20 last week. She got through her childhood relatively unscathed…but she took a couple of years off my life with some of her adventures!
     
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    A friend of mine had one kid get injured on a Friday, in a way that didn't seem bad at first, but wasn't getting better so they thought it might be a break. Then the other kid broke some bone on Sunday, so he took both to the Emergency Room at the same time. He was pleasantly surprised they didn't bring in the child protective services to have a talk with him. :lol:o_O
     
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    Somehow my kids made it without broken bones, but I have a work colleague, and his sons seemed to always be in one cast or another -- sometimes two at the same time!
     
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    You don't learn where the edges are without bumping into them sometimes...
     
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    My sympathies to you and them. Are they right-handed at least?
     
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    I like what my wife and I call "Rent-a-Kids." That includes my nephew's 1- and 2-year-olds. We enjoy them while they're all fun and playful, and then, when they get cranky, stinky, and obnoxious, we get to go back to our quiet home. :)
     
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    Yeah, thankfully they are all right handed. But my oldest plays clarinet and alto sax in band, and the newest victim just started on percussion.
     
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    Mine had the next door neighbour kid over and during dinner it was described to me that they had the intention to climb our trees in the front yard . to which I replied "No you dont that old fir tree will allow you to get up about 30 feet , the branch you are standing on will snap and you will hit every branch on the way down and kill your self".

    so these 8 year old munchkins go out to play with a stern warningNot to climb trees in our front yard, so these technically coniving zipperheads go across the street to her freinds house and climb the trees there ( the logic was they are not in my front yard and her dad said his trees were healthy , which translated to her thay were OK to climb.

    10 min later I get the knock at the door , My kid climbed up to about 30 feet, the branch snapped she fell down hitting every branch in her path, landed on her feet and broke her tibia 3 inches above the ankle and her fibia 3 inches below the knee on her left leg . and an abulance ride to the hospital 3 days in to decide if surgery was needed and a full thigh high cast for 6 months complete with crutches

    the real issue was , where my kid landed , 2 feet over was a huge boulder and if not for fate would have altered her life that day.

    the parents of the neighbour girl were scared we were going to sue them over the issue but I assured them that I had told the girls not to climb the trees so My kid acted her own and that was not their responcability.

    girls usually wisen up faster than boys , and I truley believe guys are brain dead till 25 , then they wake up ( some of them)
     
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    "You gotta love them."

    That is good advice. It's better than "lock them in a closet."

    I would never condone that practice, but [Sam Kinison voice]:

    "I underSTAND it!"
     
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    I love the musical Bye Bye Birdie......lot of good life philosophy there. Also check out You Gotta Be Sincere. ;)
     
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    Paul Lynde... one of a kind.
     
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    When I was a kid, I felt left out, because I never got hit by a train. :(
     
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    I was brain dead to at least 25.
     
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    :eek: that could have been real bad. Reminds me of the time I fell through the ceiling from the attic at church and barely missed a pew.

    I worry about my daughter. She was sitting at the dinner table last night doing homework and just...fell straight out of the chair :rolleyes:. I have a feeling I have some long years ahead of me lol.
     
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    I broke my left knee on a dirt bike when I was 19 years old. My oldest son broke his left ankle on a dirt bike when he was 19 years old. We even limped alike! Sheesh.
     
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    A word of advice to any new parents - Christmas morning is the most dangerous day of the year :)
     
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