One Tiny Step - BOOM!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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!
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  • _JODI404
    Very glad it wasn't any worse!! Hope you heal quickly!! emoticon
    1092 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Thank goodness you weren't hurt any worse and you protected little man. I too have the klutz gene, so I feel your pain. Hope you have a speedy recovery
    1093 days ago
    Cindy, I was so scared just reading your blog. I almost didn't want to finish because I was remembering when you injured your ankle and couldn't imagine what was going to happen. I am so thankful it wasn't as bad this time even though it could have been with Archer in your arms. I hope the bruises and sore elbow heal quickly. I love that you and Archer are having time together. So sorry about the tile but can't blame you for your decision. Definitely take a few days to recover. emoticon
    1093 days ago
    So glad it wasn't more serious, and the baby is ok. You take it easy.
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    1093 days ago
    When my first grandson was just about a month old I was walking on the concrete patio and his giant malamute ran in front of me. I went over the dog with the baby face down under me. I just knew his little face had to be gone. Not a tear. Not a scratch. I know his guardian angel protected us both. The dog felt terrible about what had happened and stayed away for quite awhile. She was always so protective of the little ones and was quite surprised that the baby and I both fell over her that day. Glad you and your little one did o.k. through this.
    1093 days ago
    Flip flops are that way
    1093 days ago
    My family has the same gene. I have fallen so many times at work, they are running out of incident reports. My mom at age 76 fell getting off the trolley at New Orleans and said she felt like everyone was saying poor old drunk lady. Lol!
    1093 days ago
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