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Not the photos I thought I’d be posting

Not the photos I thought I’d be posting

July 6, 2007

the cheap seats

Sitting in the cheap seats at Yankee Stadium.

the view from the cheap seats

The view from the cheap seats.

the aftermath of sitting in the cheap seats

What happens after you fall backwards off the cheap seats at Yankee Stadium.

he looks like a scared Ninja

In the hospital waiting room.

waiting to have his head stapled

Waiting to be stapled.

still smiling

Still smiling.

And I have considerably more gray hair and worry lines.

Posted by Chris @ 10:55 am  

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  1. steph says:

    I am so sorry.

  2. Rae says:

    Oh man. That sucks. What a little trooper, though!

  3. Heather says:

    Holy crap. I’m sorry the little guy got hurt!! Looks like he took it well, though!

  4. Janssen says:

    That kid is so cute, I just want to kiss him. I find myself thinking “what you talkin’ ’bout, punk?” about twice a day. And I don’t even know him!

  5. Woman with Kids says:

    Well, that’s one way to make memories! …and, I love his shoes.

  6. Jess says:

    Oh my heavens. Poor little guy.

  7. B says:

    Oh NO! Poor guy. It was probably harder on you than it was on him, though.

  8. Sensible One says:

    Oh my! Well, I speak from MUCH experience with little boys and head injuries when I say - buzz cuts are awesome for showing off scars!

    Amazing how they come through it all with smiles, isn’t it?

  9. JustRandi says:

    Ahh, the memories. At least you remembered to keep taking the pictures. My photography usually stops when I’m in crisis mode. Great job.

  10. JanB says:

    Ooch! Poor fellow!

  11. Becca says:

    Isn’t it amazing that they can smile so soon after an injury?

  12. Jen says:

    I feel like we are at the emergency room way too much, but then I visit your site, and I no longer feel like they have a bed with our last name on it waiting for us. It has been replaced with your last name. (ahhh…..ER copays, my favorite…..)

  13. Jen says:

    Oh no, poor baby boy! Did he at least get to see any of the game?

  14. falwyn says:

    Poor thing. He is fine (I hope!), but YOU are not, right? I hear ya…

  15. pam says:

    oh, my! glad to see he is okay… love that they can smile, when you’re barely breathing from fear!
    (and who won the game? oh, go on, someone had to ask!)

  16. Joy H says:

    Well, crud. What a way to ruin the day. I’m sorry.

    Glad to see he was smiling when all was said and done.

  17. Katie says:

    Aw poor little guy!

  18. Maddy says:

    I’m so sorry! He looks quite chipper! They sure do recover quickly–that’s the best part. (Not so for the parents, though!)

  19. MrsFierceShoes says:

    Oh, poor baby! Looks like snacks went a long way towards recovery though…he must be kin to me…ha!

  20. Tal says:

    Poor head. Poor Miles. I know that should be the focus, but I am in love with his shoes. I’m sure that’s what him smiling - your excellent taste in clothes. ;)

  21. nabbalicious says:

    Aw! Poor little Miles. What a trouper. Hope he feels better soon!

  22. Colleen says:

    I hate how little and helpless they look in the big hospital beds. And stapling? Dude! I almost fainted!

  23. Mary W says:

    Oh NO - that’s like my middle kid on his first bowling trip - he fell and gashed his chin open. four stitches. Then the year after he fell at church and cut the area by his right eye - almosy stitches but still a cool scar. Now last fall they were playing a a relay race in gym and a kid ran into him and he busted the other side of his chin open - six stitches .

    He’s so proud of his scars

    Poor Miles :-(

  24. Carola says:

    Poor Miles, I hope he is doing fine.

  25. Personal Chef to 2 says:

    Oh my … only a boy. I hope he’s feeling better!

  26. dcrmom says:

    Oh no!! I’m so sorry. What a li’l sweetie.

  27. Karen says:

    I’ve seen people fall backwards out of the cheap seats. Usually it’s after way too much to drink! But I highly doubt that’s the case here! :) One too many cotton candies, maybe? ;)

    Poor little guy. Hope he feels better soon!

  28. Suzanne says:

    The cheap seats rock! That’s where the REAL fans sit. Of course they are also exponentially more dangerous than the seats directly over the dugout…as your little cutie found out first hand. Sorry!! But he does look pretty calm for just having been stapled.

  29. Karly says:

    Holy crap!! Poor baby!

  30. Mary (MPJ) says:

    Oh, man! And I didn’t think anything could be bad when one is in Yankee Stadium — even when they lose, you’re THERE! Big hugs!

  31. Marie says:

    Poor Miles !! I too would love to gobble him up. He is ADORABLE ! Hope he is okay.

  32. Jennifer says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry!

    If it’s any consolation, my little brother had an accident on a New York City playground back in the day and we all ended up in the emergency room. My sister and I were wide-eyed the entire time. I have some awesome memories of that experience.

  33. julie says:

    Poor Miles and Miles’s Mommy!

  34. Rebekah says:

    Poor little Miles. I hope he doesn’t have too big of a headache today. I hope you’ve recovered as well.

  35. diatribal says:

    Wow. I was looking at the first photos thinking, “Cheap Seats are better than NO seats.” Then I saw poor little Miles’ Head wound. Poor baby! And Poor Mama!! At least he looks happy!

  36. Crisanne says:

    Seats with no back terrify me!! Just like stairs that don’t have the riser part (if that’s the right name…I think you know what I mean).

  37. Gloria says:

    Ugh, I get this sinky feeling in my gut everytime I see a small child that is hurt. But would you look at that beautiful boy? You can just SEE the goodness of his soul in his eyes. Makes you just want to jump in that bed and take the staples for him.

  38. Novaks8 says:

    I would take a header to see the Yankees!

    Sorry it happened though.

    Was Dad able to stay there with the boys?

  39. ReednOwensmommy says:

    I’ll trade ya! I’ll take staples in the ER over brain surgery any day, lol. http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y52/reednowensmommy/Owen/?action=view&current=IMAG0029.jpg

    Sorry he got hurt though. Nobody wants that. =[ Hope he’s feeling better soon.

  40. kate says:

    I hope Miles and Mom are both feeling better soon!

  41. Andrea says:

    What a brave little guy!

  42. gale says:

    I’m sure this will go down in family history, maybe even more exciting than it would have been. If he was still smiling then I’m sure it was worth it to him. Bring on the gray hair and worry lines, we’re making memories here! Glad that he is okay.

  43. Rebecca says:

    Poor guy, I hope he’s feeling better today. After an accident at the bowling alley in February I had to take my son to the er for stitches, well they ended up gluing his chin back together but anyways I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who was taking photos in the er. My sister assured me it wasn’t a big deal but she doesn’t have any kids so I couldn’t totally trust her. I still did it, but felt a little bad like it may be wrong. Good news is kids bounce back quickly. My son still

  44. Denise says:

    Awh.. poor little guy!

  45. Christina says:

    Those 2 year olds are always good for a few heart attacks, aren’t they? So happy to see that wonderful smile :)

  46. Kim says:

    Oh NO! Poor little guy! And momma!

  47. Christine says:

    Just think, when they come out with a Zagat guide for ERs, you’ll be a contributor.

    Did they have to pin him down in a blanket, while you whimpered “Mommy’s here, it’s okay…”

  48. Stacey says:

    Awww, poor little thing. He looks so cute in that bandage, being held. Hope he is feeling ok.

  49. Fold My Laundry Please says:

    Oh, poor Miles! And poor you! I can just imagine the heart attack I would’ve had! I’m glad everything turned out all right!

  50. qtpies7 says:

    Isn’t that always the way? I keep telling my little buzzards that if they are going to get hurt, do it during office hours so I can avoid the ER. My kids are not allowed to skateboard off roofs or anything like that during evenings or weekends.

  51. Monique says:

    Oh no:( What a sweet face..Poor kid..

    He looks so happy in the first pic! Like :”Hey look at me I’m a big boy too!”

    Hope all is well today~

  52. ChristieNY says:

    Poor Miles and poor Mama!!! :(

  53. Brianna says:

    Oh no! Not how you want to start your long weekend.

    it’s funny - I have been reading your blog for years (from Canada) and I was in New York City last weekend, watching a Yankees game and sitting in the exact same seats!

    Now I feel like it’s a small little world :)

    I hope your wee one feels better. What an ordeal. Good thing he has that beautiful smile to win all the nurses over!

  54. Nicki says:

    Poor little fellow. Have you had a cocktail or two to help you get over the horror? I’ll go have one for you now. That one of him just huddled up is just heartbreaking!!!!

  55. Joan says:

    Just lick that boy all over for me.

  56. Jackie says:

    Awwwww . . . Poor baby . . . But mama’s lost another year off her life.

  57. Kathy says:

    A really funny head stapling story can be found at


    Look in the archives for the May 11, 2007 entry

  58. Chris says:

    Aww, poor lil’ guy. He’s sure taking it well. How about Mom? I think this one qualifies for a least a few glasses of wine! Seriously, glad he is ok.

  59. Laura says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe he feel over like that. I’m so sorry.

    I remember once my daughter tripped over a parking stop in a restaurant parking lot and we had to go the emergency room to see if she had a concussion (she didn’t), but it was nothing like that.

    What a brave little fella!

  60. Jessica says:

    Poor guy!!!

  61. Carrie says:

    Oh my goodness! Poor baby. Hope everything heals well, including those gray hairs and worry lines. Yikes!

  62. liz says:

    Poor little fellow! And yet, such resiliance!

  63. Y says:

    Poor little guy.

  64. shauna says:

    Oh no! So sorry about that… Hope the little guy’s feeling better!

  65. Faerylandmom says:

    Ouch! Poor kiddo…and Mom.

  66. Norma says:

    That poor, sweet, beautiful boy!

  67. Katie says:

    I’m gonna guess that he’s wearing his brother’s shirt because his got covered in blood. Head wounds are awful! Hope you both are feeling better soon.

  68. Maddy says:

    Cheap seats or not, I bet you all remember that day out!!

  69. peepnroosmom says:

    Awww. Poor little guy.

  70. Nancy says:

    Poor little dude.

    He’s got some cool shoes though.

  71. nan says:

    Tip for older kids: tie hair together to keep wound closed. We once did this when we were too far from civilization, and the doctor was so impressed when we contacted him the next morning. By the time we got the boy to the doctor, the wound had started to knit and he decided not to stitch. We just had to be real careful! This would not work with such a little boy, though.

  72. Daisy says:

    Oh, my goodness! I’m glad I saw this today, and not yesterday. We just got back from the cheap seats at US Cellular Field — Chicago White Sox. My husband does NOT do heights well, so the rest of us enjoyed some of the (very hot and sweaty) game while he wandered and explored the ballpark. I promise: I won’t show him this one, even though he’s much older than Miles.

  73. Erin says:

    We had to do staples too (my 4 year old son) but didn’t have a cool “I was at Yankee Stadium” story. He was just swinging on a fence gate. Fun times those staples! Good luck on the getting them out appointment!

  74. Gift of Green says:

    What the devil?! What happened? Don’t even tell me that he’s in a different shirt than when he arrived at the Stadium due to the…blood? Such a sweetie!

  75. Darren McLikeshimself says:

    I’m assuming he had to go to an ER in the Bronx, which makes him WAY braver than I’ll ever be.

  76. Maria says:

    OMG…usually a leaker but holy crap poor kid, poor you. Such a cute face though