Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sharing War Stories

There are a few experiences from my childhood that I hoped to never share with my girls. Unfortunately, Big A had different plans.


Her first (and hopefully last) black eye.

I got my first (and hopefully last) black eye when I was in Kindergarten too.

However, I have a much sillier story as to how I received mine. My big girl was bumped by our huge dog into a table. My black eye involved a baton, bicycle and a chain link fence...and my best friend when I was 5.

It makes me sad that she's hurting and has this nasty mark on her face that everyone keeps commenting on. But, I'm a little happy that from now on, we have this thing in common. I only wish I had a picture of my shiner. I heard it was a beauty!

8 comments:

Heather said...

Oh, that poor baby! Looks painful!

You've made me think...

I can't remember ever having a black eye. I did get a concussion from a bike accident in 1st grade, though. That was exciting (for me, not for my mom and dad, for sure!)

Jane's In The Jungle said...

Whoa...painful....and you know now ya gotta share your story too.

Only blackeye I had was when Shea gave me one by head butting me when she was littler.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I've never had a black eye. One of the Ladies has... I can't remember which but I'm inclined to say Gert because she tends to be the clutz.

My sister and brother were horsing around one time (she was 3, he was 4) and she fell into a table - BIG ol shiner - 2 days before their appointment to take their Christmas picture. That was a CLASSIC

Melissa said...

Wow!!! Poor thing! I never had a black eye, but one time I was rollerskating in the house and my little sister decided to charge after me and I rolled out of the way and she got her eyebrow gashed on the corner of our dining room table. Several stitches later.....
I'm a clumsy girl, so I'm actually quite surprised I haven't gotten one before! I hope she feels better soon!

CaraBee said...

Poor girl! I've never had a black eye. My daughter had her first at 18 months. Her second at 2 years. Her third just before her 3rd birthday. It's a miracle that kid hasn't broken something.

Shannon said...

I had my one and only black eye when I was about 2... took a header down the front porch stairs. The CEMENT front porch stairs.

CrystalChick said...

Aw, hope it heals quick! Don't think I ever had a black eye but had lots of other bruises and injuries. Fell in the school yard when I was in 3rd grade... skinned knee, broken wrist. Fell going over the pommel horse in gym class maybe in 9th grade, broken elbow.
OUCH, why do I want to remember these things? LOL

Angela said...

Ouch! I am sure Roman didn't mean any harm though. Poor Munchkin!

 

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