Friday, October 24, 2008

Joseph's First Sword Fight

See the wound on Joseph's forehead?


That's what happens when the 16-year-old boy (shown here getting ready to knead some bread dough. Stay tuned for more on that next week. Also, there is nothing I can do to get him to let me take a face shot of him)...


...helps the 8-year-old boy unpack boxes that have been in storage for a year and a half, and comes across one of these...

This particular toy sword is very cool in that if you do the motion of taking it out of it's sheath, it makes a "SHING" sound, then if you whip it through the air, in a sword-fight motion, it makes a "Ca-SHING" sound. If I was a boy, I'm sure I could spell the sound more convincingly.

To get to my point, the 16-year-old boy was generously helping me by holding a twin in his left arm, which, in and of itself is usually not an unsafe practice. However, he became so excited about encountering his brother's sword, that he began attemping to practice and perfect his pull-out-of-the-sheath technique as he coordinated it to the sound of the sword. Perhaps it was at this time that he forgot the exact position of Joseph's head and smacked him directly between the eyes, as seen above.

Joseph was not happy, but it only took a few seconds of me carrying him around and glaring at Conor to cool him down. Conor felt bad, too, very bad, but we all had to admit that it did make a cool sound upon coming into contact with Joseph's forehead. Sorry little buddy. Hopefully that will be your first and last sword fight!

Incidentally, the photo of Joseph above was taken two days after his injury. I really don't know why he was scowling so. And Hyrum couldn't let him get all of the glory. He wanted to get his picture taken, too...


Either that, or he wanted to eat my camera...


Thanks for being here today. It seems so long since I've posted due to two sick twins, moving into our new home, and keyboard problems! I've missed you all and it's great to see what's going on in your lives even if I'm not able to make comments due to the slowness of typing one-handed as I breastfeed. See you on Homemaker Monday!

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14 comments:

Rae said...

Boy! Lots on your plate lately!!! I hope the twins are feeling better and I never told you how AMAZING I thought your kitchen is! It is breathtaking!!!!

Elena said...

Oh poor little guy. So glad your back!

heidi said...

Poor kiddo!! And poor almost grown man.

Cameras have LOADS of fiber. *nods*

Laurice. said...

So sad. You moved in! That's exciting!

glorv1 said...

Oh poor baby. I like your blog. I'll have to backtrack on some of your posts.Have to come back and read more. have a great weekend.

Melinda said...

Poor kid....but that is just the start. I am very glad to hear from you. I was starting to worry. I hope the twins are feeling better and you are getting rest this weekend. Love ya

Carla said...

ooo, breastfeeding one handed typing? Gonna do a post on that? Not many little men earn their war wound so early! LOL! Congrats on the move, hope the twins are feeling better, yea for 16 yos that make bread, and enjoy cool sword sounds! Boo for WACKING the baby in the head. I hope your not going to let him live it down! (It maybe the only leverage you have:)

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

oh I remember the breast feeding one handed typing - I was quite adept - even with my left hand!

:)

Holly

( I have never had to survive sick twins - I cannot imagine that! )

Bluebirdy said...

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Sheila/Bluebirdy

lonestar818 said...

Oh no! Glad to hear he made it through the ordeal ok :).

LOL about those last pics, I have a ton just like that, almost every time I pulled out the camera at that age (and still pretty frequently w/ my 3-yr-old) my guys wanted to grab my camera. Maybe to eat it (yum!), maybe just to slobber all over it, haha :).

Grammy said...

Hope the kids are feeling better. I am so glad those days are over for me. But with my daughter moving closer I will get to see them again with her kids.
Have a wonderful week.
Grammy

RhondaLue said...

Ahhh the price you pay for having lots of testosterone around your place. We got that too. Lots of scars to prove it. ;)

P.S. He loves you.. said...

we had one of those..too! and I thought it was a pretty neat inventon also..but I never smacked anyone in the head over it! LOL ;D

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel's cousins taught him how to sword fight. Now paper towel holders are swords.