Each fall, I wonder how much older I will get before I learn the fine art of coordination. I have fallen up the stairs (more than once, sadly), down the stairs, off a curb, over my own two feet and most recently over the dog.
Seriously, the dog. It was not a trip but a full-fledged Alley-Oop. Thinking I had cat-like eyesight I went into the kitchen (for what I cannot recall) and did not turn on the lights. I never realized before how much Bailey blends in with the floorboards. His coat is just about a perfect match to the stain.
There I was walking into the kitchen and BAM. Up I went into the air, falling straight to onto my knees and thanking the universe that my head narrowly missed the corner of the counter. Each fall, I always wonder if I am going to end up in the ER. I have gone for stitches in my chin, sprained ankles and twisted arms. Thankfully there were no witnesses, and unlike prior falls no trips to the ER.
Until I heard a small voice in the dark whisper:
Mom, did you fall again?
That is how I Finished the Sentence: Each Fall, I….
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🙂 Oh yay! There’s someone who’s “adult” and still rather unco. (I’m very early twenties and I am clumsy as can be!)
I’m sorry, I’m laughing. But I’m so glad you didn’t hurt yourself! I fall all the time. So graceful…
Always happy to meet a fellow-clutz:) The worst incident I think was after my Homecoming dinner date junior year in college. I tripped and toppled down some stairs from the upper level dining room to the lower level and ripped one of my dress straps. I wasn’t hurt, but I was awfully embarrassed. As I always do when I’m embarrassed, I started laughing. And fortunately, so did my gracious date as he helped me up.
I’m laughing too! Awesome way to finish the sentence my friend! Hilarious! Also you DO remember that I broke three bones in my hand falling off of a one foot cot right? Oh and I broke my ankle falling down the stairs when Tucker was like six months old. I had to bring him down the stairs on my butt.
AHA!! That’s where I got it. I had mulled the FSF all week, about falling (thinking similarly along your lines – more literal, in a metaphorical sort of way) then I saw your headline, (but i didn’t read it yet cause I always wait to read everyone’s until after I write mine, but anyway) and then I wrote from your headline. Whew. None of this makes any sense to you right now, but there you go.
NOW – Back to you – Yes! The FSF stunt woman. Love it ❤
Laughing as well, and I’m so glad you’re okay! I’m cringing just thinking about your face hitting the corner of the counter…that would have hurt!
I can relate so, so much to this…in factttt – just last night, I turned off the light and was stumbling toward my bed in the dark; I still don’t quite know what happened, but somehow I missed my bed entirely and ended up in a heap on the floor! This sounds so ridiculous that I can hardly write it, but I banged my nose on the metal part of my bed frame so now I have a funny looking mark on my face. Like you, though, I was just grateful that it didn’t turn into an ER trip (that would have been an awkward situation to explain… “I was trying to climb into bed and I missed my bed entirely” hahaha).
I’ve tripped over my dogs more times than I can count as well – in fact, I inadvertently taught them both the phrase “excuse me.” Now, whenever I say excuse me, they know to just get out of my way, and it’s easier for both of us. 😉
That picture of Boo and Bailey might just be one of the cutest pictures I’ve ever seen, by the way. She looks like she’s using him as a pillow and he looks like he’s almost enjoying it! 😉 And you’re right – Bailey camouflages perfectly with your floorboards!
A wonderful way to end the prompt this week! I often look for ways to change it up, but this is one that I didn’t even see! Of course, I’m hoping that in the future you’ll be able to see Bailey a bit better from now on. Falling may not have been problematic so far, but your nine lives will only last so long! 😉
I fall up, also. You are not alone, girl.
Oh my goodness, falling is the worst! But I just can’t help but laugh. Every.Single.Time I am glad you have managed to avoid injury so far 🙂
Falling is fine as long as you’re able to share the story! Otherwise, it won’t matter, right?
I tripped trying to carry my cat in from a rainstorm once. As I fell I pitched her forward and she landed safely on the dry front porch. Not me.
Ahhh good. Not just me. Sometimes I consider padding the corners of the tables.
Klutzes of the world – unite! Welcome to the club!