Well, we knew this day would happen. Ever since Nyan started walking, Daddy has tried to steel himself by saying, ‘There’ll be some day when he just runs into a table or something and hurts himself.’ The kid just has one gear – full steam ahead – and not always the best coordination.
It took longer than we might have thought, but the other day it happened: Nyan hurt himself (only slightly!) by running around. It happened at school, when he and his class were playing outside in the enclosed area behind the nursery on a gorgeous spring day. Nyan was running around, of course, and what happened next was so quick that no adult actually saw it happen – but Nyan went up to one of his carers, holding his head. They asked what happened. “I fell into a tree!”
Seems the young man was running and either tripped and fell into a tree, or just, um, ran into a tree. Either way, he ended up with a little abrasion above his right eye, which later swelled up a bit. They treated him with cold compresses and lots of cuddles, and that was that.
As it happened, we had a scheduled check-up with our neighborhood doctor that evening. Just to be sure, Daddy had the doc check out Nyan’s forehead: nope, no serious damage, no damage to the eye socket, no nothing. Just a scrape and a black eye. His first mobility injury, but probably not the last. Let’s just hope it’s the worst one he suffers.