Why Are Boys Prone To Hurting Themselves?


It never fails, I am always kissing owies, probably 10 to 15 times a day. My kids run into things, knock each other over, wrestle too hard with one another, fall down the stairs, bump heads….its like they continually walk or run with their eyes closed. In fact at football practice tonight, my son was running while looking behind him? Really I mean you know that spells disaster son? 

My two-year-old, while we continually have the discussion not to throw things in the house, not to throw rocks or balls or anything at a person who is not expecting to catch it, totally almost knocked himself out yesterday. 

We were waiting outside JJ’s school on the playground and Mr. B decided to start tossing rocks up into the air. I told him to stop. Did he listen? No. Moments later, one came right down on his very own head. 


So we rush him back to the car, parents look on wondering what happened….and I clean the bawling kid up with wet wipes and take a gander at his wound to see if this is something that needs stitches or if we’ll be fine taking him home. I can’t see any opening and it looks like its starting to scab over pretty quickly, so we went home and set him up on the couch with an ice pack on his head after I swabbed his head with alcohol and anti-bacteria medicine. 


As he’s laying down on the couch with an ice pack on his head, he decides to “pretend” call daddy on the old iPhone we’ve given the kids to play with occasionally. He said, “Daddy my head is bleeding, I throw rock.”

That was pretty cute, but geez boys always have to learn the hard way huh? 

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I'm just a mom of two boys living in Northern Colorado. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, volunteering at my church and reading a plethora of Christian self help books.

32 thoughts on “Why Are Boys Prone To Hurting Themselves?

  1. Oh goodness! That looks like a lot for the little guy to have gone through! I remember carrying around a massive rock as “my baby” in the backyard once. My mom kept telling me to put it down and sure enough, I smashed my toe with it! I hope that your little guy has recovered and I bet that there will be no more rock throwing! P.S. – I totally get your frustration! xo

    1. Thanks Monica! I am thankful it didn’t result in a hospital trip or stitches at all. It healed up pretty well. Just a couple of scabs now. Good thing he’s a boy and I don’t have to come his hair.

  2. Oh geez! Im glad he is okay! I have 2 boys, one who had to have stitches in his head a few weeks ago, not fun. But my daughter is pretty prone to hurting herself too, maybe its just my kids lol.

  3. I’m so glad he is doing okay and can pretend call dad.
    Boys are definitely alive and gives us a new meaning of our heart walking outside our body!
    Mine doesn’t even realize he is hurt sometimes!!! Later he shows me scratches.

  4. I have one girl, no boys and she is the same way. Running around with no sense of safety. Think it just depends on the kid.

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