10.03.2010

It's all fun and games...

...until you are steamrolled by a bounce house. More on that later.

Yesterday my parents joined us for a fundraiser at a pumpkin patch nearby. It was pretty chilly- about 60 degrees- but the sun was shining and we were excited! Declan with Nana & Papa on the hayrack ride:

Declan got to pick out his own "pun-kin". Unfortunately, he thought they were all balls and tried kicking them. So, Mark found a cute little toddler sized pumpkin and all was well. 


We were all enjoying ourselves until the screaming began. Yes, screaming. My dad and I were helping Declan in to a bounce house when we looked over to see the larger "big kid" bounce house barreling towards us. It was like a scene out of Twister. We put up our hands up to stop it and were completely leveled by the weight of it. All this time, I was horrified that Declan was under it. Though it felt like forever, the whole horrifying thing was only a few minutes long. My dad held the hundreds of pounds of bounce house off of Declan and a stranger grabbed him. All kids quickly became accounted for (there were kids inside the house too). Fortunately there were no serious injuries. It could have been BAD. My dad is banged up and I have a knee and neck injury that are pretty bothersome when "taking it easy" isn't in the vocab. This morning the pain was much worse- every inch of my body hurts. Hopefully all our injuries heal quickly. I'm pretty sure Declan won't be bouncing in or near one of those houses until he's 17. 

7 comments:

Melba said...

OMG that is terrifying! I can't even fathom how in the world something like this happened. SO glad Decs is OK and that you and your dad aren't too badly hurt. Go to the doctor of your knee/back doesn't get better!

Melba

happymomof2 said...

OH MY!!! That is so scary, so glad that you all are okay except for the bumps bruises etc... Hope you and your dad feel better real soon!

miraculouslymyownaz said...

Oh my goodness! HOw scary! I can't imagine. I did tear up a little at your dad protecting Decs. I know that is instinctual, but I just love that grandfatherly love.

Simply Complex said...

My word!!! That's nutso. I hope you all feel better soon. At least Declan kept all of his (remaining) teeth.

Rebekah said...

I wanted to laugh at your first mention, but the description is awful! Thank God no one was smothered to death. Sorry you're stiff and achey, no fun at all. Hopefully, Decs isn't traumatized for life from the thing!

raisingmiles said...

Holy moly! That is quite frightening! Hope Decs isn't scared of those runaway houses in the future!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, how horrible! I'm so glad you are all ok and I hope you are feeling better.