Daughter had a bad weekend
Well, a parent's nightmare happened to me on Friday. My daughter, who is 16 and beautiful, was at a friend's house playing on a razor type scooter. She was riding down a hill, felt she was traveling too fast, and jumped off. Unfortunately, she broke the fall with her face, and did some damage. The result was a mild concussion, stitches on the bridge of her nose between her eyes, a golf ball sized knot on her forehead, two displaced teeth that will need reconstruction in the near future, two fat lips that requried sutures, and some road rash. Luckily, the ct scan on her head was ok, and other than the cosmetic stuff, will have no permanent damage. Her ego and self esteem are not well, however. She is totally traumatized by her appearance, and that fact is made even worse as she is supposed to go to the prom in two weeks. The moral of the story is this: ALWAYS make your children wear proper gear, even on something as innocent as a push scooter. I have preached safety gear to her, but poor judgement on my daughter's part prevailed in this case.