#AtoZChallenge: G is for Gift

For those of you who don’t know me that well — I’m a klutz. If “Most Likely To Die By Tripping Over Her Own Feet” had been a superlative in high school, I would have gotten it, hands down. I’ve broken bones, torn ligaments, and have gotten quite a few burns and cuts. Coordination and grace aren’t adjectives that anyone would ever use when talking about me, unless they were being sarcastic.

If you’re a clumsy person or live with someone who is, then you know that we tend to have quite the collection of injury-related materials. Some people like to collect coins or fancy handbags, and then there are people like me who can break out the Wrist Brace collection from the Fall 2010 line or a Knee Brace ensemble from 2013. And we can always accessorize with a nice pair of crutches or cold packs, or, if we’re getting really fancy, throw on that orthopedic boot. (In all seriousness, I probably have more injury related items than I have jewelry.)

My clumsiness has not escaped my son. When he was in kindergarten, he wrapped up some items he found around the house as gifts to give his dad and me, for no reason other than to be his sweet little self.

Here’s how that went:

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t use it again.

Are you steady on your feet or are you a walking disaster like me?

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

29 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: G is for Gift”

    1. Haha! Just the thought of this kid — the boy who lines his own toilet seat with paper — picking up a used band-aid makes me chuckle!

      Maybe they should make “Nothing says love like ACE bandages” their slogan.


  1. My boys seem to be clumsy, but I am going to say they get it from their father. Although with the boys I don’t know if it is clumsiness or something else entirely. For example, we watched my son turn and run directly into the wall (not a new wall, but one that has been there for the last 3 years). My other son is no better, have you ever seen someone run into a solid white door? I am not talking the side of it but full on into the front of it. Anyway, great post. Thanks for sharing.



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    1. Yikes! Are they still pretty young? If so, hopefully they’ll grow out of it (seems like it takes some kids through elementary school to get out of that awkward toddlerish stage)!


  2. I have yet to figure out how this is even possible, but I am paradoxically well-coordinated, yet freakishly prone to things like hitting my head on things like car doors, freezer doors, microwave doors… Hmm, I’m sensing a pattern here. 😜

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  3. He is so great!!! Kids are so in tune to what we really need, right?! Sweet! I am totally commiserating with the clumsiness (me and walls … let’s just say I’ve hit every one and body checked every door jamb in the house), though I don’t have the post-injury braces/etc to prove it!

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