My poor ds. Two hours after taking the picture from my "theLOOK" LO, he takes a very bad spill on his bike. Kind of a sigh of relief...he still has a LOT of boy left in him!! I have a hard and fast rule about helmets, but he and his cousin chose not to follow that rule today. As a result he has some pretty big strawberries on his face and shoulder. *It does LOOK worse than it is*. He cheered up immensely when I told him he looked like Rocky Balboa (he's a BIG fan of Rocky movies, just like his dd). But he was NOT happy about me taking his picture (you can clearly see it in his expression!!), but I felt that this is something I should document. Hopefully he remembers what can happen when he forgets to use his helmet & hopefully he never has to find out again. I did keep the LO pretty stark (except for the lines every where) and desaturated the photo a bit. Border added for posting (thanks, Amanda!) TFL!
Jounraling: Oh baby. You took a pretty rough fall today. You and your cousin decided to ride your bikes without telling me. And in doing so, you chose not to use your helmet (although you know very well that it is strict rule for you to do so). I cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a helmet. In fact itís more than a precaution (typo fixed IRL), it can be life saving. You were very lucky today that although your fall hurt, it was not life-threatening. You were so upset that you fell, embarrassed, and in lots of pain. And although I know you hate to fall, itís something that happens often in life. We fall so that we can learn how to pick ourselves up again. I know it was hard, but I hope this was a lesson learned.