Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm gonna knock me out


So, I gave myself a black eye. I seriously almost knocked myself out. And yes, I know I look especially hot here.
I was playing outside with the kids, and got talked into doing a flip on the trampoline by my 4 and 6 year old children. And feeling the need to deliver on my claims at knowing professional acrobatics I over confidently complied...
But everything went horribly wrong. And my brain thinking I was in my 16 year old pre-birth-of-three-children-body went for it, while my softer post baby body couldn't retain the memory needed to complete such acrobatics landed quite awkwardly smacking my knee into left cheekbone/eye socket. I for reals almost knocked myself out. I seriously couldn't move for like 2 minutes. When vision returned to seeing 3 children instead of 9, I scooped up the littlest one, went inside and applied ice for about a half hour, sure I had broken my cheekbone, yet happy my eye was still in its socket. This was yesterday, and although my face is still quite swollen, the bruising isn't too bad. Yet. It's a good thing Chris is outta town. He has an alibi. I am so lame.

7 comments:

tricki_nicki said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Wait, this kind of thing is supposed to happen to me. And so I have to say, you're awesome for having the cahones to do that. Way to go AcroJen!

Kendra said...

ouch. i don't know what to say except, "don't try that one again" like you had to be told!:)

Shelby said...

Yipes, you crazy girl! I'm too big of a chicken to even attempt something like that now. I used to do cartwheels all over the place, but when I tried to do one a few years ago it didn't work out so well either. At least it was just your kids watching!

iamjennycook said...

Nicki - thanks for giving me a "super title" the tights/cape wearing girl is always beneath these clothes waiting to burst out

Kendra - I totaly won't try that again! As you can see it might be problematic if the cape wearing girl actually did bust out - I am definitely cursed to be more of the SNL klutz "Mary Catherine Gallagher" The Super Star -

Shelby - I HOPE it was just my kids watching!!! I bet atleast one of my neighbors had a good laugh at my expense! Nerd Alert!!!

emily said...

o me o my! you are one crazy momma! although i have to admit i was laughing at you while i was reading this post ... mostly because of the lovely picture you shared! LOVE IT! i'm sorry you're hurt! hope it gets feeling better soon!! love ya!
hey! when are you coming to see us!?!?

Jenny G. said...

Hey so I laughed so hard while reading this. You are awsome. So when I called the last 2 days and asked how things were going and if you were okay you could have mentioned this. I guess I am going to have to physically come check in on you. What kind of freind am I? You little stinker. You are in big trouble and I mean with a capital B... as in Black eye!!! BE CAREFUL GIRL!!!

iamjennycook said...

Em, I WISH I was coming to see you girls and not packing up my house to move again. Miss ya too! Glad I made you laugh, even at my expense, that is what a good friend does for her girls.

JG, yes, sometimes you do physically have to come and check on me. You should know this by now! :)