Thursday, January 01, 2009

Photostory Friday....frozen fountain

This is a fountain in the fish pond at my in-laws. It was kind of cool to see the fish swimming under a thin layer of ice. But this pond holds many other memories as well. When Will was just a toddler, he fell into this little pond. There is a picnic table with chairs surrounding it, just to the side of this pond. Will was standing in a chair. I was near the table but not it, just casually watching him having a good time with his aunts. All of a sudden, I saw his chair starting to tip.

Starting to tip in the direction of the pond.....a pond surrounded by huge paving stones. Quicker than I think I have ever moved, I was there in a second. He was already face down in the pond. I do remember I had a skirt on...at least it was only knee length. I am SURE I had on some cute shoes too. But that mom-sense kicked in....keeping one foot on the ground, I threw my other leg into the pond hoping it wasn't that deep! I managed to scrape the entire back side of my leg along the edge of the stones. But I came up with a handful of kid. He was not even in the water more than two or three seconds. I figured out that the little fish pond is only about thigh depth..(and I am short....oh wait, not short, fun-sized!)

In any case, three years later, I still think of jumping in to get him every time I go by it.


PhotoStory Friday
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13 comments:

doggybloggy said...

good (better) year in review than mine...came by via the many adventures of tavolini...

Chris said...

Fun size huh?

What a scary experience -- I finally had to stop thinking about all of the things my kids were doing that might kill them, when I'm not around. It was making me nuts.

Well, that makes me sound like the Father of the Year -- doesn't it?

Happy New Year!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Love "fun size". And it is without a doubt that you would think of that first. Scary moment.

Happy New Year to you!

Pam Emmons said...

Well, I get mother-of-the-year awards all the time for doing exactly the opposite of what you do! At least yo are ready to spring into action at a moments notice! Good for you!

Kacey R. said...

Wow - that must have been so scary! I was nervous just reading it - but I'm a Paranoid Polly like that. LOL Just last week I was giving Ruby Jane a bath and she decided to do a barrel roll just all of a sudden. She was fine and I freaked out! LOL Good job with that Momsense!

Michelle said...

Ugh....I hated being around water when my kids were little.

I love that you referred to yourself as fun sized. Being 6ft tall I guess I'm king size. :)

Gina said...

Oh my goodness. That's so wild. We wore short sleeves today so no freezing fountains here. I'm kind of jealous of the cold weather though. I would love it to feel like winter! Happy New Year, Tommie!

TavoLini said...

Oh no!! I'm glad he didn't hit the stones! (and I'm thinking the shoes couldn't have been that destroyed if you don't remember which ones they were ;)



Brr...looks like its cold up there!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Cool picture scary memory.
Happiness in 2009!

gina said...

Oh my gosh- that's crazy.


Did you get my memo on the design? I replied from my new Storm- and I'm just learning how to do it all. lol.

In a ny case- you MUST check out www.deliciousdesignstudio.com

She has some freebies, some cheap and cute designs (mine was $25- one of the more expensive, so they are affordable) and now she is offering payment plans for her totally custom designs. I just love her work!

CC said...

What a scary event!

But fish swimming under ice sounds cool.

I'm fun sized too ;)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Being from the midwest, I totally get that. I love that shot.

Anonymous said...

dude you must be 40, you are getting your kids confused it was livi not will and i know you're short, but thigh high?????