The Second Fall of Gabe

In an entry from last year I talked about Gabriel's fall on the sidewalk as we were leaving daycare. He refused to listen when I told him that he could fall and he refused to agree to hold my hand in the future. Well, hopefully he learned his lesson today.

We had originally planned to go on a day trip and see some waterfalls after church but decided against it since we got up late. Instead we visited with the Blocker family for a while and then headed to Home Depot to pick up some trees and veggies for our back yard. Cadence and Gabriel were playing around and we told them to calm down. Gabriel did not listen and tripped on the sidewalk. At this point, I'll just quote my entry from last year because it was pretty much the same feeling: "down the poor kid went. He fell flat on his stomach, and then the worst thing that a parent can watch happen happened.... his head bounced off the pavement. I have seen both of my kids do this and no matter how many times they do it, my heart still stops for a minute. I ran to him, picked him up and did the first thing any parent does.... I counted teeth. All there." But unfortunately this time there was a bit of blood and there was a cracked front tooth. I rushed the kids in the truck, uncertain of where we were going. It is Sunday so no dentist is open. The ER wouldn't do anything for him. I called my mom. Unfortunately for her, she has first hand experience in childhood teeth injuries. Gabriel stopped crying after about five minutes so we took him home. He complained about it a few times right before bed but for the most part he was himself. I am working from home in the morning so I can call the dentist as soon as they open and make Gabriel and appointment.

Here's the damage:


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