It's not my favorite, but it's part of life.
Yesterday was picture day at the school. Wahoo! It's always fun to see how much Jake has changed from year to year.
He chose out his own shirt, we put mouse in his hair to keep the cowlicks at bay, and he was stylin' by the time we were outside waiting for the bus.
Three minutes before the bus was to arrive, as luck would have it, he was running up the driveway and tripped. This isn't one of those oops-I-tripped-now-I'm-going-to-get-back-up kind of trips. Oh no. Not my Jake. It was more like a trip over your own feet, skid for 3 feet, and check to see if any teeth are missing kind of trips.
When the bus arrived, I had a white washcloth that had blood all over it, my T-shirt was bloody, and I was still picking debris out of his mouth from the roadway. Plus, he had a road rash the size of a silver dollar on the bottom of his chin. Yeah, school pictures are gonna be fantastic this year. Not. :|
On the upside, Jake is beginning to really start babbling. I'm hearing tons more consonants coming out of his mouth, and he's trying to say entire phrases (yes!!!!!). This morning it was "I did it!" and this afternoon, he said "buh..." as a school bus drove by. I squealed. It's the little things when it comes to speech for him. And progress is still progress. It's great to finally see some coming out of his mouth!
But, of course, we couldn't leave this little entry on a good note. Because it's important to see that Jake is multifaceted. He's smart, he's feisty, he's funny, he's clumsy, and...he's a runner.
Today when the bus came (and I silently celebrated a no-trip day), I walked four steps to get his back pack. I kid you not. FOUR steps. In those four steps, he decided that standing still was not enough. After all, he saw the bus and he wanted to get on! So when I turned my back, he put on the gas, and ran out into the middle of the street to great the bus. GAH!!!! I don't think I've ever ran so fast as I did trying to drag him from the middle of the road. Luckily, the bus was still 1/2 a block away and she slowed the second she saw him step foot on the street. But it's scary nonetheless. And the driver and her aid had a good laugh about the situation - thank goodness!