I wondered how long it would take for this to happen. As it turns out, not long.
First, Jack Henry got a bad rug burn on his belly from flopping down the stairs from the second story to the first. We had stairs to the basement at the old house, but somehow, it’s just not the same. It was so bad that it was hurting him at Sunday School this week and he told his teachers about it! It scabbed over and is looking much better.
Last night, though, was the REAL event I was waiting for: falling down the stairs. He was carrying his new Nemo ball up the steps (clearly not a good idea, but I didn’t know this was going on) and was about 2 or 3 steps from the top (per Bennett, who witnessed it) when he lost his balance and tumbled down. I wish I would have gone running when I heard what I thought was a ball bouncing down the steps because I might have been able to catch Jack Henry; he came a few seconds later.
Luckily, he was fine. Pupils were equal and reactive (I’m so happy that all of the hours I invested in watching “ER” over the years has paid off) and he calmed down pretty quickly. There were no noticeable cuts or bruises, and he was talking normally, so I wasn’t too worried.
But it did scare the daylights out of him and me, and I hope the other boys, too.