Monday, December 21, 2009

The Tale of the Twins and the Terrible Uncle

Once upon a time Carson and Ashlyn wandered off and Uncle Matt set out to find them. He discovered them trying to figure out how to turn on the treadmill so he thought, "I will turn it on for them so that they can play on it a little bit. Nothing could possibly go wrong." To his surprise - and much to his dismay - poor Ashlyn's hand got sucked under the treadmill. It took him a few moments to figure out why she was crying. Fortunately, he was able to pry her hand loose; but not without it leaving a massive burn on her index finger. Thank goodness for mothers who manage to stay calm in situations like this. In his state of panic and shock, he wasn't sure what to do. Her mother Julie and Grandma attended to the wound while he sat back and watched. He felt like the worst uncle in the world in that moment, but fortunately Ashlyn would be quick to forgive after the incident.

(Carson was not harmed. But did start fake crying in hopes to gain an equal amount of attention as his older sister.)


Anonymous said...

Hahaha oh Matt. We've all done things like that. I had Jack on the other pedal of the eliptical, and he fell off. It's just kids. They get hurt.

blackstarmonkey: aspiring ninja/sheepherder said...

this is a little funny. and sad. just remember next time someone breaks your arm or twists your wrist, you have to forgive them.