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A Pain in the Glass

September 5th, 2008 (04:44 pm)
current mood: incredulous

I think I mentioned it here last week when my six-year-old broke a window. He has been told many times that we don't throw things in the house. Now he knows why. He was throwing around one of the shiny metal balls from his Magnetix toy kit. These are heavy chrome balls the size of a smallish marble. He threw the ball at the french door and it hit squarely in the middle of one pane of glass, shattering it into shiny little slivers. He lost a lot of privileges for that one.

We cleaned up the shards, my husband installed a new pane of glass, and everything seemed as good as new -- until an hour ago, when Jon Morgan and his friends were running ahead of me to enter the living room. As he reached the door, he ignored the doorknob, instead thrusting his hand against the glass to push open the door. You guessed it: He shoved his hand right through the glass, hurling large pointy shards around the room and slicing a few cuts into his wrist. Luckily they were small cuts and not very deep. I ordered his friends to play in the kitchen while I bandaged his wrist and cleared away what I could find of the glass. And the living room is off-limits to small children and anyone with bare feet until we're sure it's all cleaned up.

Never a dull moment.

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Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: September 5th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)

Ah, the joys of rambunctious little boys... (I have no idea how Mary C raised 5 of them critters without losing her sanity.)

Posted by: dragonet2 (dragonet2)
Posted at: September 5th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
you got lucky

my lovely spouse has a thin, y-shaped scar on one forearm from wrist to elbow from walking through a glass door that way. he does not remember how many stitches, he was only five or so when it happened.


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