Let me preface this post by saying – “I am a klutz!” I’ve known this for years – but what am I to do!?

This morning we got home from taking Ella to school. (She’s at the public school, and we are to close for the bus, but to far for her to walk alone)

Sophia got her hood stuck on the inside of the van door, you know the latch hook thingy.

I was already at the front door, getting it open, as she starts crying. My first thought is that the door shut on her fingers, (a big fear of mine). Not her fingers just her hood – Thank God!

Owen in arms, I start over to her, and trip on my own shoe. . . I stumbled across the driveway, only to finally fall when Owen would land in the grass – Thank God again!

I quickly scooped him up to rescue Sophia, all the while Emmalie is asking what happened. She had been at the door with me. We usually go through this routine without incident, so I had thought nothing of Sophia being on the other side of the driveway. . .

As we walked in the house my knee was radiating pain, Owen and Sophia are still upset and Em still has no idea what just happened! I got Owen ready for his nap and settled in to evaluate my injuries :( My jeans totally split at the knee and was somewhat embedded into my owie – my little girls (mommies at heart) were happy to get the first aid kit and cleaning towels for me. It really isn’t that bad, mostly just a BIG raspberry, but it hurts none the less.

My ego hurts a little too. It just so happens that last night I burnt my finger while getting dinner together. I had been smooshing beans with a fork when my thumb slipped off the fork, sending my hand straight into the simmering pan of beans . . . Joe shakes his head and wonders how I have survived this long!

I will survive – as like usual. I’m so thankful that neither of the kids had a scratch on them. Got a funny story? I could use a laugh :)

My friend Mendy received the Nod to Random quilt today. She loves it! And I did finish my cancer quilt – it’s in the wash. I will be back soon with pictures :)

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:14+00:00 September 16th, 2008|Me|5 Comments


  1. Artfulife September 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Sounds like there is just a touch of crazy in the air everywhere these days. Hope you feel better soon. It is no fun to fall when you are holding a little one, I am glad everything turned out as good as it could. No funny stories, but if you want a good laugh,check out the movie What’s up Doc. I have seen it at least 10 times and every time I laugh just as hard as the first time. Plus it’s clean, so the whole family can watch it without mom and dad blushing. Hope your day gets better!

  2. Jaimie September 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Wow, Amy – bummer! You are juggling 4 kids (literally) so accidents are bound to happen. Over a month ago I was in the parking lot of Blockbuster when I tripped over my own sandal and went flying through the air and landed flat on my face. I was SO embarrassed. My Starbucks landed beside me fully intact. The manager of Blockbuster was standing there and was like “Oh my gosh! Are you okay?!” and I was so humiliated I just laughed it off. But as I walked to my car, I was in so much pain I started crying. I had major scrapes on my arms and really hurt my knee and shoulder. Just last week I went to have them x-rayed because they’re STILL hurting! I still can’t put pressure on my knee at all. But the doctor just told me I am still bruised. That made me embarrassed again that I had all these x-rays for nothing :) Oh well. It reminded me that my body is getting older and I can’t recover as quickly!! I hope you are feeling better soon!

  3. melissa s. September 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    ooh oww! hope your knee feels better!! i wore my pants inside out grocery shopping over the weekend, which made me giggle and berate my husband for not telling me! (he didn’t notice, or so he CLAIMS!!!) :-)

  4. tipper September 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Bless your heart!! I fell one time carrying one of the girls on pavement. She was asleep and I was carring her out of church. I kept her from being hurt but like you split both of my knees. Its no fun to fall!!

  5. Tracey September 20, 2008 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Believe me , you’re not the only one that’s a clutz. It seems like I trip over my own feet. I was in Chicago visiting my son last week and I slipped and fell in his bathtub. I fell right on my knee cap. Wow. Did that hurt. and that’s only one thing. You don”t have enough time to hear everything….

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