Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Queen of Clumsy



I have pieces of Wal-Mart in me.

Yesterday I had a quick stop to make at the Wal-Mart, so I pulled in, grabbed the baby, and hustled to the cart corral to pop her carseat on the cart. But just before I reached the cart, my shoe caught the metal bar that stops the carts from rolling out and I found myself completely sprawled flat on the parking lot. To make matters worse, I was in a skirt that I'm sure was over my head. But what I was most worried about was Ella. She had been sleeping and the 3 foot drop she just took scared her to death. She was screaming, I was bleeding, and no one came to help. Not a soul. You and I both know that there are always people in the Wal-Mart parking lot, but at that moment they all sort of disappeared. Thank goodness for carseats because Ella landed right-side-up and is just fine, but as you can see I'm all scraped up... again.

I hate these kind of boo boos because you have to SCRUB and PEROXIDE the open wound or else you are stuck with that black stuff under your skin forever. I've given birth with no painkillers. I've cut the end of my finger off with a rotary cutter. I've broken my foot in four places. And THIS is a pain I absolutely cannot handle. I can't get myself to do it. So I think I'm stuck with some Wal-Mart becoming part of me. I think that's how Sam Walton wanted it - a little Wal-Mart in everyone.

12 comments:

Ben and Jade said...

When Nelly was about three weeks old, I was walking down a hill with some friends and I FELL DOWN THE HILL. To make matters worse, on the way down I DROPPED the baby, and she rolled all the way to the bottom. My friend Janette was fast enough on her feet that she snatched Nelly just before she went over a little concrete ledge at the bottom of the short hill. And do you know what I did to demonstrate my terrible parenting? I started to LAUGH. I think I was in shock. It was just sooooo terrifying to actually drop my child and watch her roll. UGH, it was awful. So I feel for you. And I only had a bruised bum ... no pieces of Wal-Mart to forever remind me of the experience.

Glad everyone is OK.

Molly said...

Bonnie--that is so sad! You need to stop falling! I remember one time I was walking up the stairs in one of the BYU buildings. It was snowy outside and even though I was in the building, I had my hands planted firmly in my jacket pockets. But then I tripped on a stair and couldn't get my hands out in time, so I pretty much just face planted into the stairs. Ever-so-slightly embarrassing considering there were probably at least 30 people walking up the stairs with me. Don't you just love falling?

Andrea Grover said...

One time Seth was carrying a very young Bekah down the stairs at our house while wearing church shoes with no traction. He slipped and fell down the stairs, but he managed to hold onto the baby and keep her up high. He ended up with carpet burns on his elbows and back; Bekah was screaming because she was scared from the sudden drop, but she survived otherwise unscathed. I'm sorry about your fall (as I was with Seth's), but it's a relief when the kid makes it through an accident with no major boo boos.

Amy and Clark said...

I'm so sorry about your traumatic experience! Your battle wounds do not look fun. I don't even think a helmet would have helped you much here. Maybe you could try some knee pads or something?
Glad little Ella is okay!

Demara said...

oh my that looks terrible! I'm sorry I was not there to help you :( Glad Ella's ok!

Hilary said...

Bonnie! OUCH!
Be careful.
Wear your helmet.
And knee and elbow pads maybe.

caitlin said...

Oh my word, we are kindred sisters. So something I would and have done. I'm sorry this happened! It looks seriously painful. At least you have a sense of humor right?

MisterE said...

Ouch, looks painful. I think you should blame it on one of those out of control emu's that are on the loose. On a side note I have a gallon of blue paint thats yours if you want it.

Melanie said...

Oh Bonnie! As much as I love Walmart, (and you know living in its homeland how much I do...) it can never be good to have ACTUAL pieces of the place in you! Glad to hear you're both okay!

Jules said...

Cute Bonnie! You are darling...even if you are stealing Wal-Mart parking lot gravel. :) I'm glad Ella is okay but sad you aren't! Sad day! Love you and miss you BIG!

emily said...

ummm until ella learns to walk stably by herself you should get HER a helmet to wear. :)

Heather said...

oh bonnie!...