I think my sisters and I have kind of become immune to pain because we are all accident prone. We truly believe we have a special "klutz gene" that we all possess. Then add in a little help from our fur babies and the probability for injury increases.
I was carrying my little grandson yesterday morning and walked into my kitchen wearing my flip flops. My kitchen floor is ceramic tile and I've now decided that I am going to remove every tile in my home and replace with wood. I've learned that ceramic tile, water and flip flops are a disastrous combination, especially if you are gravity challenged! Yet, where do we mostly install tile? Yep, the kitchen and bathrooms, where there is water. Add to the mix two dogs, one who cannot drink from the water bowl without drooling water from his jowls onto the floor.
So I come along, unsuspecting, talking to my son and DIL while carrying my three month old grandson and, almost as if rehearsed, I hit the water where the dogs have just come inside and stopped to drink. I instantly knew I was falling and all I could think about was protecting Archer's little head from hitting that hard, tile floor. It's amazing how in a split second our instincts can kick in, and that's what happened. I threw my elbows out and pulled his head next to my chest and thankfully his head did not hit the floor. I did, however, land on my left elbow and knee.
The good news is my little man was fine, other than being scared by the fall. My knee and elbow however were the biggest victims of my klutz gene, blue and swollen, tender to the touch, but they will recover. And I now have another project on my list for the future - get the tile out of my house. This isn't the first time I've slipped on it where water was spilled.
So I'm kind of chilling out this morning and my little man has been helping me check out Spark People. He already loves to play with my laptop. Here I let him help me spin the wheel!
I don't suppose I'll be doing any hiking or much walking for the next few days, but I just thank God there were no serious injuries.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!