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My Daughter VS The Asphalt – Guess Who Won…

by TerriAnn
Bicycle Fail / Fall Face Plant

My Daughter + Bicycle Fall + Asphalt Face Plant, Written w/ Her Permission & Approval…

This past Saturday my husband and I were exhausted. Despite the beautiful weather outside, we needed to get some extra sleep and try to recharge. We felt HORRIBLE for our daughter though. To make it up to her, we decided to take advantage of whatever sunlight was left and go for a family bike ride. We dusted off the bicycles, pumped up the tires, and even prepped Speckles (our dog) to come along. It was such a nice outing!

Since Speckles pooped out after just a few blocks, we had to go back to the house to drop her off. After grabbing a few bottles of water, we set off for another ride. Soon after we got back on the road, my daughter got super shaky and fell off her bike. I wasn’t far behind her and saw it happening in slow motion. It was a nasty fall with her landing on her hand, elbow, and face. She also got a nosebleed at the same time. The only thing we had to catch the blood was a sweatshirt I had in my bag. My poor Munchkin!

Bicycle Fail / Fall Face Plant

As you can imagine, it was quite shocking and painful for her. Not only did she have several cuts and scrapes but the asphalt left a good amount of dirt in her wounds. It was fortunate that we were right outside our place but it still took a good hour to clean her up. The bathroom counter was full of antiseptic spray, iodine, gauze pads, cotton swabs, and antibiotic ointment. As I covered my daughter in adhesive bandages, my husband went to treat and wash all the bloodied clothes. Munchkin ended up going to bed early that night as the whole ordeal wore her out (us too).

The only thing that really made her upset was that her helmet didn’t prevent her face from being hurt. She said, “This helmet doesn’t do anything!” I told her that she’s not supposed to use her face to stop a fall but next time we’ll probably have to give her a full-face motorcycle helmet.

Munchkin Motorcycle Karting Helmet

It’s been a few days since ‘the fall’ and she’s healing surprisingly fast. She still complains of some neck pain so we’re watching her closely in case it’s bad whiplash. The wounds have closed up but still look pretty nasty. We keep trying to assure her that everyone has had some kind of bad fall or injury and for her not be embarrassed. She’s such a trooper!

What was your major accident / injury when you were younger?

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Shell Feis April 24, 2013 - 1:40 am

Poor girl! My son took a nasty fall last month {well, my father in law accidentally tripped him- and then fell on him} and it was pretty bad. Glad her injuries are healing quickly!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work April 24, 2013 - 4:16 am

Oh no! I hope she feels better soon!

Alison April 24, 2013 - 5:04 am

Ouch!!! I had something similar happen to me and it was baaad. But I was doing something stupid. Hope her neck is okay!

Dee April 24, 2013 - 5:14 am

Oh no! Poor thing! That Asphalt is mean!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell April 24, 2013 - 5:43 am

That just hurts my heart for her! I’m glad you are already seeing it heal though, but what a poor little sweetie!

Carolyn G April 24, 2013 - 5:45 am

OMG I hope she is healing and not too much in pain anymore. Poor thing.

Sara Phillips April 24, 2013 - 5:54 am

Oh my goodness!!! Poor baby! I am glad it’s healing quickly, at least.

Brandy April 24, 2013 - 6:02 am

Oh no! 🙁 I hit asphalt as a kid chasing my Gram’s dog, was rough!

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com April 24, 2013 - 6:50 am

Oh no. She got banged up pretty badly. Poor little gal.

Katy April 24, 2013 - 7:34 am

So sorry :(. I think everyone usually has one good/bad bicycle accident in their young life.

Marina April 24, 2013 - 9:19 am

🙁 I actually fell from a bicycle and gashed my head pretty bad. The plus of the whole accident was meeting my Hubs…and the rest , as they say, is history 😉

Stephanie @ Three Loud Kids! April 24, 2013 - 9:21 am

OUCH! That looks like she really took a terrible fall. I hope she feels better soon!

Henrietta April 24, 2013 - 9:41 am

Ouch! so glad that she is starting to heal! I took a nasty fall on my bike several times as a kid, scraped knees and elbows, I think I still have some asphalt in my knee from one particularly bad fall, ugh I know how painful it is!

Tammy April 24, 2013 - 10:26 am

Oh my! I’m glad she’s okay. Mine was actually as an adult, when I tripped going up a curb, I bashed my chin on the concrete. I scraped myself up pretty badly.

Penelope (NYC Blogger) April 24, 2013 - 10:46 am

Aww, poor thing

Angela April 24, 2013 - 10:48 am

Poor baby! That hurts just looking at it.

Jenn April 24, 2013 - 11:50 am

Oh no! Gus and I Took a spill together on Easter Sunday. He’s healed and I’m getting there.

[email protected] April 24, 2013 - 12:09 pm

OUCH, poor kiddo and her adorable freckled face

Donna April 24, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Bless her heart! The same thing happened to me when I was a young girl… my face was such a mess.

Marcie W. April 24, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Oh poor baby, that must have been one nasty fall. I was pretty rugged as a little girl and have the scars from numerous scrapes to prove it!

Onica (MommyFactor) April 24, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Oh no! Sorry she has such bad boo boos but good to hear she’s healing well. Yeah a full helmet and rubber suit for next time she goes biking 🙂 My son has taken a few falls, bangs and scraps during his brief 4 years of life.

Jeri April 24, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Oh no! I’m so sorry. I’m glad she’s healing well!

Rosey April 24, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Aww, I’m a million times sorry for her that she took a nasty spill like that one. 🙁

Mine was knees. I rollerskated on the sidewalks all of the time and my knees always had scabs on them. You can barely see them, but I still have scars from them. They were def. a part of my childhood. 😉

rachel @runningrachel April 24, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Oh my goodness.. poor girl! 🙁

Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving April 24, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Oh yikes! I’m glad she’s ok and hrmm. . my biggest accident was getting my ankle caught in my dad’s bike wheel when I was sitting behind him. Not fun.

Glenda Cates April 24, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Going down hill on a bike and it got away from me and I ended up looking like her. Tell her its OK we have all done it at least once. In the meantime if you have time come and stop by my WW linky at mommiespov.com/wordless-wednesday-family/

Marla Zickefoose April 24, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Awe.. I hope she heals up quickly!

Amber April 24, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Ouchie! My daughter seems to get hurt weekly so I’m used to seeing blood from her at this point :/

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted April 24, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Awww poor girl! I hope she’s feeling better!

Beeb Ashcroft April 24, 2013 - 9:29 pm

OWWIEE!! Poor thing. 🙁 When I was little I tripped on the pavement and skinned my knee really badly and it got infected. The pictures of her scrapes make me reflectively cringe because I remember how much that hurts! Feel better soon!

Jenn L April 24, 2013 - 9:31 pm

OH ouchies!!!!! What a good sport, though!

Elizabeth A. April 25, 2013 - 6:50 am

Oh poor thing! I agree that we have all been there.

Elaina- @atimeout4mommy April 25, 2013 - 9:47 am

Poor thing! I hope she is feeling better!

courtney April 26, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Oh my gosh ouch ouch ouch!!

Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy April 26, 2013 - 7:39 pm

I didn’t really have anything major that was an accident. I did break a foot by just stepping funny into a little dip in the ground though, and we didn’t know it was broken for several days, lol. Oops!

Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins April 26, 2013 - 9:04 pm

Awww, poor thing! Hope she feels better soon!

Teressa Morris April 26, 2013 - 10:02 pm

I had two bad scrapes as a child. The first was when I was playing kickball in our driveway and tripped over the ball. I skidded on my face. I had a scab from my chin all the way up to my forehead.
The second time I was rollerskating down a hill (pre-shinguards) and didn’t know quite how to stop. I put my toe down and stopped too quickly and slid down the hill on my knees and palms. My mom was picking gravel out of my body for weeks after that!!

Theresa April 26, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Aw! Poor kiddo. I’m glad she’s feeling better!

Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} April 27, 2013 - 11:32 am

Poor Kid. I’d be aggravated with that helmet if I were her too.

Mellisa April 27, 2013 - 11:54 am

Awe Bless her heart!

Colleen April 28, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Poor thing, my sister had two such incident’s when she was young with her bike.

Sheri April 28, 2013 - 7:18 pm

Ouch! My son had a similar scrape on his nose the day before picture day at school one year.

Rachel @ following in my shoes April 29, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Oh, my — poor baby! 🙁

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