Is there one particular quality you don’t really love about yourself?
I definitely have one. (Actually, a bunch, but tonight you just get one.)
And since Mae and I had a pretty long day, I decided you get to read all about that ONE quality tonight.
I’m a total klutz.
I always have been…I’m pretty good at hurting myself doing bizarre things.
Like the time I w as
trying to make Maelie laugh and made a sliding-superhero entrance into the living room…and totally crashed into a wall. (And Tobin laughed at me. Dork :P)
Or the time I was juggling in an attempt to entertain her again (see a theme here?!) and I totally ate it down the basement stairs. My butt was sore for days.
Yeah, I’ m just cool like that.
And I’ve got a dozen more random stories of things I’ve done that confirm my total klutzy-ness.
Tonight I pulled a pretty good one. Actually two good ones within the span of about twenty minutes.
(I should totally win an award.)
I was putting laundry away and yanked the drawer out to put Tobin’s socks away.
The entire drawer came flying out and landed square on my foot.
(Ok, I suppose we can debate as to whether this was a moment of being a klutz or a possessed dresser drawer. I’ll let you debate.)
For a few minutes I thought something was broken, but
after crying to Tobin after awhile I figured it was probably just a good bruise.
I limped for awhile but needed to get Maelie’s bath going…so I kind of ignored it.
Until I bent down to check the temperature of her bath water.
And I totally stubbed my last three toes on the toilet. (Seriously, WHO does that?)
That hurt more than the dresser drawer falling on my foot. (Still hurts.)
I am such a klutz.
Sometimes I just cannot understand how God could possibly give so many clumsy characteristics to ONE person.
I guess He has a sense of humor.
Anyway, so yeah.
My foot kinda hurts tonight. (But I’m still planning to run in the morning because I’m also stubborn.
At least I’m going to try…and I hope I can.)
With all of this accident-prone-ness that tends to infiltrate my daily life, I have two choices.
Or embrace it.
Honestly, it’s part of who I am.
So I guess I choose to embrace it.
And if you’re lucky enough to be a fellow-klutz, I hope you embrace it, too.
‘Cause we’re a pretty special group of people. 😉