Saturday, August 7, 2010

Running on Tile with Socks - A Cautionary Tale

Experience is a hard teacher. And so it is for Mr. Lego.

He was running in his sock feet on the linoleum tile floor in the playroom when his feet slipped out from under him. He came down squarely on his elbow and now it's fractured. The urgent care doctor put him in a temporary cast and sling to keep it immobilized. We go to the ortho on Monday to see if any other treatment is required. The fracture did not appear to be bad, but we'd rather be safe than sorry.

The kids have repeatedly been warned about the dangers of running on the tile with socks on. Now they know why.

He's not in as much pain as he was yesterday, and he's able to play the Wii one-handed. His sister has been quite helpful, offering to get him drinks and toys. It's been kind of cute to watch that part of it.

When asked if he understood now why he shouldn't run in socks on slippery floors, he replied, "I think so." Hmmm. I guess that's better than a "no."


  1. Ouch! Praying for your son!

    I have the same problem on tile at winter. I've done my fair share of ice skating since our house is all tile so I'm always in crocs or slippers with good tread. I'm an Eternal Klutz lol!

  2. I need to show this to my sons! You've got yourself a new follower. See you around.