Chad is so accident prone because he never thinks . . never!! Did I ever share about the time he went skiing with the church group? He was in middle school and the youth group from our church was going to Paoli, about 2 hours from here, to ski. Chad had never been snow skiing and he was so excited about going. A friend was going along too so I had them at church at something like 5:30 a.m. On the way, I specifically remember saying Chad, please be careful. This is the first time I’ve ever let you go anywhere without me and you could really get hurt if you don’t listen and be careful. Yes ma’am!
They were going to ski til 3, then leave and get pizza and be home around 6:30. I was anxiously watching the clock. At about 3:05, I figured I was safe. No one had called to tell me Chad was hurt or missing. The phone rang at 3:15. It was the hospital from Paoli and Chad was hurt. To make a long story short, he was doing some kind of jump off an expert slope (first time skiing remember) and he fell and hurt his back.
There were lots of other instances but last night . . I was tired. I had gone to the quilt shop yesterday to meet a friend for lunch and then bought some groceries and then showed the house to a potential buyer and about 10:00 Chad comes out of his room and said come to my bathroom! I went in there and he was bleeding profusely. He had cut his finger . . all the way through his fingernail. He was playing with a knife. He wouldn’t tell me what he was doing exactly but obviously not something he should have been doing since there was no need to have a knife in his bedroom. We decided he needed stitches so I told him to get his checkbook. Our co-pay for ER visits is $50. He’s 19 and I don’t mind paying if he’s sick or had an unavoidable type accident but . . playing with a knife in your bedroom . . that’s his expense, not mine. He thought about the $50 for a few minutes and then decided he might just visit the nurse next door and see what she thought. She didn’t think he needed stitches but recommended a tetanus shot. I came home and checked and he got a tetanus shot not even 5 years ago when he had to get a fishing lure cut out of his hand.
I wonder why I have gray hair!