Friday, February 19, 2010


I am one of those mothers who have ALWAYS heard the scary stories of children getting caught in exercise equipment and therefore I have always been very cautious. If my children are young and I am on the treadmill they are in their cribs or confined to a high chair to keep out of danger. I always hide the key but unfortunately kids are sneaky buggers and my little 22 month old got hurt the other day. My oldest Porter found the key, plugged it in, and turned it on full blast while my 22-month old was on it. He was thrown back and was pinned between the rollers and the couch for maybe 10 seconds until I grabbed him out. I ripped up his ear a bit and roughed up the skin around his ear as well. I didn't even take him to a doctor so its not as bad as it could have been. I consider us to be very lucky. Let me be a warning to you keep your kids safe around exercise equipment.


jen morgan said...

Ouch!! Poor little guy, hope he is healing right up!

Heather's Blog said...

Wow! Scary. Poor kid. Sounds like our house, except my kids are usually inflicting pain on each other.