Thursday, July 31, 2008

Photo Story Friday and The Infamous Collision


PhotoStory Friday
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This is the result of Smoochie running around his grandparents' garage one way at full speed while his cousin ran around from the other direction. Since the collision took place on the opposite corner of the garage, no one witnessed it. We did, however, hear a commotion followed by a heart wrenching scream from Smoochie. His cousin was just enough shorter than him to hit him squarely between the eyes when they collided. Fortunately, his cousin was mostly ok, but Smooch did not fare quite as well. He had an immediate goose egg followed by two black eyes as the goose egg began to drain.

This picture was taken mere minutes after the collision. It is one of my favorite pictures (I know it seems kind of mean) because of the emotions that show on his face. There was no fake posing for the camera, no pagent smile, just pure raw Smoochie feeling some pretty pure raw emotions. Smoochie has been pretty good (I’m knocking on wood here) and has not broken any bones or required any stitches. To me, this picture represents one of the few moments in his life when I would have loved to make his world better with a magic kiss, a band-aid, and a hug.

20 comments:

scrappysue said...

OUCH! now that's an owie! what a trooper! i'm playing PSF too!

Cecily R said...

Wowza! That is one serious goose egg!

You're so right about the real raw emotion shots. I have a few that are among my favorites too (like the ones I catch of my youngest screaming her head off).

Great PSF! Hope he's feeling a little better now!

ValleyGirl said...

YOWCH! I believe that is the biggest, baddest goose egg I've ever seen! And I've been around football and hockey players all my life, so that's sayin' something!!! There should be an award for this, I think. Very impressive.

I'm glad they're both okay.

Krystyn said...

Yikes! That one looks painful. I hope it goes down quickly. Did you put some frozen peas on it?

beth said...

Wow, that is the biggest goose egg I have ever seen. Poor guy. The picture captures the moment perfectly though.

Traci said...

Ewwwwwww, would have probably punched you while you were holding the camera then you would have one to match...ba haaaaa. No, seriously, that is terrible looking....he'll love showing that to his girlfriend one of these days.

Sharon said...

Holy goose egg, Batman! The worst part is - no scar! Chicks dig scars, you know. Maybe next time. Great picture and great story.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Oh, Ouch! Way to go on getting the shot of the poor suffering kiddo! :) Did ya get one of the two black eyes too ... I would have tried to! So tell me, does he still run around in opposite directions from those who might crash into him, or did he "buy the t-shirt"?

for a different kind of girl said...

What a big old ouch!! What a war story he'll have to tell!

Susie said...

OMG! OUch! that is one big bump~! what a trooper!
that sad little face is incredibly raw-oh how I wish I had a magic kiss and a bandaid for him too!

Anonymous said...

ok thats it the boy needs to come to Indiana so I can give him a big (it's gonna be ok kiss)

Mom said...

He defiantly needs lots of love and attention for that one! I would say Ice-cream is required! Not for the lump but for the tummy!
Grammy Loves you bid guy!
Mom/Grammy

Robyn said...

OMG that looks like it hurt. Poor guy.

Alexandria said...

Oh my god! Poor little guy. That is one massive goose egg!!

Susan said...

My face is wincing for him! Ouch! The picture does say it all.

JennWasHere said...

Oh my goodness! That's a big one! I am sure it hurts a lot!

I also have posted my PSF. You can read it HERE.

Happy Friday!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

OUCH Double OUCH!!!!!
Poor guy!
Looks a bit ticked!

MomOf3 said...

Wow! This is an amazing picture! I feel for the little guys though. Ouch! Happy PSF!

Scribbit said...

Oh my goodness! "Goose egg" is the right word!

lisaschaos said...

Oh that looks horribly painful!!