Colin had is first black eye, and although I wasn't there to witness it occurring, I knew it was only a matter of time.
This was a picture I took earlier in the day of his new favorite trick. (why do they put a bar there?!?)
and this is what he looked like when we put him to bed.
Sean took Colin out to the playground before dinner so I could get some cleaning done. Colin apparently lost his grip on the bar and came crashing down on the center rail of the slide. I would be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind that he hasn't ever gotten a black eye on my watch, but I quickly tempered that thought. Of the two of us Sean is much more likely to hover (for better or worse) over Colin to protect him from injury. These things happen in the blink of an eye and are often unpreventable, I've caught Colin a number of times and just got lucky that he wasn't hurt. For a kid who is very nervous of new situations and people, he is oddly fearless for things that are ACTUALLY dangerous.