He hit the pavement with his face and I was several feet away at the bus stop and knew it was going to leave a mark. I checked to assure that his teeth were intact first (been through that with Paige and drastically affects the difficulty of the situation), then surveyed the damage. Nose abrasions, lip abrasions, chin abrasions and a massive upper lip. He cried (though now he's not admitting to that), but handled it well.
What's funny is to see the other kids' reactions to it. Here they are in a nutshell:
PAIGE: quickly gathers candy and small trinkets in a gift bag and presents them to him to make him feel better
WILL: Gazes with a look of disgust and amazement at his face. Points out all of the abnormalities. And while this is all being said with his "awww, buddy" tone, it is not received well by Cole.
So, he missed swimming lessons tonight and though very interested if we could still see it (uh, yes. yes we can), I'm hoping it doesn't play a major role in going to school tomorrow.
He posed for me a little and insisted on pointing to the injury (as if it would go unnoticed otherwise).
|His nose is shiny because literally the whole top layer of skin is gone and at this point the swelling of his lip is about half of what it was initially. Poor guy.|