Ada has become quite the daredevil in her early years. I don't know how I feel about it. It seems like everyday, a new bruise or scrape is created on her small (big) body. Well today actually shocked me.
Scott got home from the library and the three of us were outside. While we were chatting, Ada was pushing around a toy car all around the patio and onto my parents deck. Well, anyone that has been to my parents, know that the deck has a ramp on it. She would walk the car up and down the ramp. At one point, she tried to go down the stairs with it. We caught her just in time and told her, "No." We went back to our conversation and heard a strange rumbling sound, like something was moving really fast. I thought she had just pushed the car down the ramp. NO, she was sitting on it!! Feet up, hands on the wheel and headed forward full speed ahead. She had a look of pure shock and horror on her poor face. She turned the wheel just as she hit the concrete (really rocky, called exposed aggregate) and ate it. We watched, that's all we could do. Scott and I ran to her side and while I was all panicked Scott asked her if she had a little fall. How different the two of us handled it. Her face hit the ground (not too hard thankfully) and she was all mangled up in the car. The first thing I did was check to see if any teeth were missing and they were not, but she did, have a nice scrape across her ankle and foot. I picked her up and cuddled with her (which she did not appreciate). She usually will suck on ice if she hits her face, but this time all she did was...ask for CLARK! Let me rephrase this. She screamed for Clark. My niece and nephew are visiting and she LOVES them. They are much older (10 and 11) and she follows them everywhere. Anyway, she let him console her and if you ask me, milked it for all it was worth.
So, back to the fall. The image keeps coming back into my mind. It was so sad, yet, funny and hilarious at the same time. She really was going fast! And could have been hurt a lot more than she was. I am just glad that she is okay.
I don't think she will be trying that stunt again...at least for a long time. Hopefully!