Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let the jokes commence

One of the main reasons we named our daughter Allison Grace instead of Grace Allison is because I was afraid she would inherit my clumsiness.

My lack of grace is so pronounced sometimes that it amazes me I'm even able to put one foot in front of the other.

Case in point?

I now have a lovely red gouge on my nose where my skin used to be. Thankfully, people have been very politely ignoring it, and some even go so far as to say things like, "Oh, it's hardly noticeable" when I call attention to it. You know, the proverbial elephant in the room. Only it's on my face.

A big, fat elephant on my face.

I got the elephant in the most ridiculous of ways. It's so ridiculous, Jerry had me reenact how it happened because he didn't think it was possible. Then, when it almost happened a second time, he stopped me. And sung a hearty rendition of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."

So, how'd it happen, you ask?

The clothes hamper bit me.

I was sitting on the floor, playing with Alli and folding her clothes. As I reached in to grab more, my forearm hit the lid and it came crashing down on my face. Completely stunned, I reached up to touch my nose and retrieved a hunk of skin.

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Awesome.

21 comments:

chelsea said...

Give it a couple days and don't touch it! Its not too bad!

julie said...

My mother's middle name is also Grace and she will always say sarcastically after tripping over something, dropping something, or otherwise displaying a total lack of grace, "my mother knew what she was doing when she made my middle name Grace!"

Jade =) said...

You could just tell people you got in a fight or something...I dunno "cool" (not that fighting is cool...actually yeah, fighting is NOT cool and would not be a good role model-type (ie. motherly) thing to do, nevermind fighting). How 'bout you got it from rescuing some poor lost, scared kittens? Everyone loves kittens. Right?

Jennifer Suarez said...

I too am a klutz and can relate. I'm sorry sweetie, hopefully it will heal quick. And those ppl that said it's hardly noticable, they are liars. But it's OK, just make up a waaaay cooler story, like you were saving Allison from a bear attack or something ya know? ;-)

Wendy said...

Red spot? What red spot?

Tell people you got it in a moment of passion....that should stop and questions.

Anonymous said...

ouch. that looks like to hurt just a bit. Hopefully it will heal up quickly.

~Kirs

gorakagaz said...

haha! i know how u feel. i am the clumsiest person in my house, and my family constantly makes fun of me. although i mostly drop things...

Randall said...

Ouch! I once had a cooler lid quickly drop shot on my head... I saw stars. Nick couldn't stop laughing. It could have happened to the best of us!

Heather said...

Aw! Poor thing! It happens to the best of us though! I recently ran into my deak at work...which has ALWAYS been in the same, exact position. Somehow, I managed to forget that fact and walk right into it. "Luckily," being short, my hip got the full impact and I'm not hobbling along with a HUGE bruise. And I hate explaining that story, because it's so stupid!
Atleast yours is cute and those hampers are just mean, evil little contraptions anyway!

Randomneuralfirings said...

I had a little gash in my finger a few years ago, and while it might not have had the same "elephant in the room" quality as yours, I had you beat in the "stupid reason for injury" department: Optimus Prime bit me.

wissh said...

Ouch! Don't pick the scab and put something on it to reduce scarring. You'll be good as new.

Ray said...

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Haha. Jerry's bad. But it doesn't look so bad. Just remember to put cream on it, so it doesn't leave a permanent scar.

Take, care.

Katherine said...

can we get a picture of the culprit? we all need to know what type of hampers to avoid in a dark alley.

Anonymous said...

Ouch :|

Timberly said...

Just the latest of your many clumsy deads -- remember the time you fell down the steps because of those kick-ass boots.
I'm still clumsy too. I've always got these mystery bruises.

Anonymous said...

Wow, your story sounds eerily familiar! I have a red scar near my eye because of my lack of grace...I got out of my bed one morning, stumbled, and hit the corner of my dresser. My friends laugh at me and say that I shouldn't headbutt dressers. It's quite embarrassing!

- Olivia

Rachel said...

Grace? My sister tripped and fell twice while running the mile in high school...
I didn't even notice the red mark, I was mazed by your perfect eyebrows! How do you find time to grrom them?

LeslieAnn said...

Ouch, painful. I'm incredibly clumsy too. To the point that when I'm sitting at my desk and say "ow" my coworkers don't even notice anymore. A few times a week I'll hit a knee or an elbow or an ankle on the desk. I've also run into counters, doors, desks, tables and refrigerators. You'd think those were big enough objects to see... Not for me.

Also, you have gorgeous eyes/eyebrows. Probably the reason many people don't notice the red mark. They're just too taken with the rest of you. ;)

Anonymous said...

Before I saw the picture I thought it was going to be much much worse! It's only a little bigger than a scratch! (Just make sure it doesn't scar!)

Karen said...

Thats like the time I bent down to get something off the floor and hit the orbital area of my eye on a doorknob. Had a black eye like I'd gotten beat up.

Lisa said...

Kelly, if it makes you feel any better, the other day on a break during class I went to the bathroom and walked straight into the stall door. I rammed my knee right in the middle of my knee cap. I couldn't really walk for a day. Yep. Walking into things...it's kind of my thing.

I think klutziness runs in our family. It happens.