On Friday morning, Jesse was mountain biking and had a wreck. He called me from the trail as he had damaged his bike and hurt his shoulder. I loaded the boys in the car and went to pick up Jesse. It was evident when I got there that he was in pain. After a quick trip to the ER, we found out that he had broken his collarbone. A broken collarbone/clavicle is one of the most common injuries in cycling. You fall off your bike and land on your hip and shoulder and POP! So this handsome man of mine will be wearing a sling for a while. For now, our entire house is left handed!
When the boys saw Jesse in a sling, Trent immediately said, “Daddy, you need to be careful!” Sean kept saying, “Daddy fell off his bike!” As you know, we do a lot of family bike riding in our house. It’s a great hobby to do together. While, we hate that Jesse has to deal with a broken arm, it’s a great lesson to the boys that sometimes you get hurt but you get back up again. I recently read this article and I think it has valid points, especially when it comes to raising boys.
I was a little afraid that seeing Jesse hurt would make the boys second guess riding their bikes, but they’re still as obsessed with it as ever!