When I was growing up,
I always wished I could get a dramatic black eye from some injury.
Unfortunately for me, all of my eye injuries only yielded pain and never resulted in the black eye I hoped for.
But having five boys seems to be making up for those unfulfilled desires of my childhood...
my boys have had the most amazing black eyes!
Poor Wesley was jumping on the neighbors' trampoline a couple of weeks ago,
and he kneed himself in the eye when he was doing a back flip.
His eye was swollen shut for the first 18 hours or so,
but gradually opened up and darkened into a gorgeous black eye.
(The morning after it happened)
Here are a few other snapshots of black eyes over the years: