It was a beautiful day today in Roseville. We walked beneath a canopy of large palms and gum trees as we made our way home through Beauchamp Park: the pram loaded with groceries and our hearts blooming with gratitude and wonder. Mike would make his way home with two ridiculously heavy bags of groceries, in an effort to get certain products to a colder climate. I would stay at the park with the girls for a bit to enjoy the day before carting the rest of the weeks food supply home. 

Kenna ran to the sand pit to play with her gardening toys and I sat perched on a giant swing with Chaylee so I could feel her delight and watch the gentle wind play with her soft hair….ahhhhhhh. AHHHHHHHH!

It is amazing how many thoughts can actually make their way through your mind in a split second…

“Oh Crap?”
“We are falling backwards.”
“Chaylee, hold on.”
“This is going to hurt!”
“My pants are falling off.”
“There are people at the picnic table.”
“How am I going to make this okay?”
“Can they see my butt?”
“Indeed they can…why did I wear maternity pants?”

Although all these things crossed my mind I only uttered two words.

“F-ME!”

In summary, not only did I fall off a swing in public, sparing my child, but exposing the top half of my buttox, I swore in front of children in a distinctly American accent. I let you all down. I am sorry.

You will be glad to know however, that I rallied. I sat up and laughed and laughed…and laughed some more in an effort to make those around me more comfortable with what had occured. I demonstrated optimism and humility. In that moment, I made America proud.

And with an aching back and squandered pride, I pushed the mega-ton stroller home.

All in all, it was a good day.

Daily Poll: What is the best way to handle a fall that occurs in public? Do you like when people try and help you?

Terms of the Day:
Come a gutser: to have an accident or make a mistake.
-I would put this in a sentence for you, but I don’t know how!

Cack Handed: Clumsy
“I must have looked like a right cack handed sheila.

Factoid: Overall, about 79 percent (three-fourths) of the injuries that occur on public (playground) equipment involve falls, primarily to the surface below the equipment.

2 thoughts

  1. Oh Heather. I am reading your blogs for inspiration for my own adventure that is awaiting me in just a few short weeks. But so far, this one is the funniest. I cant stop laughing out loud. Thank you for being you, bing so funny, being so brave, and being such an inspiration.

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