On Thursday afternoon, Ross was running through his classroom with friends as they listened to a song called "Everybody Move" by Greg and Steve. If you don't know this song, it has different rhythms, tempos, and tunes with appropriate music as the singer says words like, "Walk" "Gallop" "Skate" "Tiptoe" and "Run." As he was running, he tripped over his friend's shoe and fell down, hitting his eyebrow on the bottom edge of a table leg. Yowza, did he have a gash above his right eye. It looked like he took a punch from a boxer. Thankfully, Ross was calm by the time I got to him, but it was clear he would need stitches.
Ross was so brave. He cried some, but who wouldn't, when the doctor injects novacaine into the skin all around a fresh cut? He emerged with 4 stitches and a swollen eye. But true to form, the next day, Ross's teacher said that "He didn't miss a beat!"
Having said that, you can easily see in the photos how this experienced impacted Ross's overall persona and countenance that evening. (Did I really just use those two words in one sentence--on a Saturday night, no less?)