Trip & Fall
Mr. MPB tripped and fell while carrying Baby MPB.
I was walking a few steps in front of them putting stuff in the car. I turned around to a crash and found both Mr. MPB and Baby MPB on the ground.
Guys, it was bad. But, I didn’t freak out. I ran to Baby MPB to check him out from head to toe.
Baby MPB was in his car seat and is completely fine.
Once I determined Baby MPB was fine, I put him safely into the car and turned to Mr. MPB.
Mr. MPB did not fair so well.
In order to ensure Baby MPB landed safely, Mr. MPB literally took the brunt of the impact and slide down face first on the concrete path. (Think of a cute little penguin sliding down the ice into the ocean, but replace the penguin with Mr. MPB, the ice with concrete and the ocean with more concrete).
Mr. MPB’s shoulder is killing him and turning his neck does not look particularly enjoyable. His leg/knee is all cut up. The ankle he broke a few years ago is now twisted and swollen. His stomach even hurts form the penguin dive. And, of course, Mr. MPB is refusing to go to the doctor to get checked out. He’s adamant it’s all soft tissue damage and simple scrapes and bruises.
To which I said very sarcastically that I’m sure all your non-medical education has definitely enabling you make an accurate self-diagnosis.
Now add his penguin imitation to his injury from the weekend when he stepped on a piece of glass and gave himself an inch long cut down the bottom of his big toe, and the finger he burned making breakfast and he’s not fairing so well. In fact, he may need to go into a self-imposed bubble so that he can heal and hopefully protect himself from further injury.
Mr. MPB’s new found ability to hurt himself has me thinking. I’m curious, is it normal for people to become completely accident prone once they have a kid? Of the two of us, I’ve always been the klutz. Suddenly, I’m calm, cool and seemingly capable. Mr. MPB is suddenly the exact opposite – a walking accident. Why have we switched roles? We are both sleep deprived so I don’t see how that could be the cause. But, I cannot figure out another explanation to Mr. MPB’s new found klutziness. I just don’t know. Thoughts?
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