Summer is winding down.
I'm okay to see it go.
It's very dangerous.
Though I managed to avoid serious summer dangers like sunburns and bee stings and flaming marshmallow attacks, I fell victim to some bad events.
As school let out on the last day, I got too confident on my toddler-sized skateboard and fell on my tush. Since we live across from the school, all the cool kids saw it. OMG. So embarrassing. I had to set a good example about failure for my kids, so I bravely attempted another ride, aching backside and all.
|Ouchipotatoes! Note the big frowny|
face and summer flyaway hair do...
A few days later I unwrapped the first popsicle of summer and raised it to my lips. I must have been out of training, because I got the popsicle stuck to one of lips. If I had been cool-headed (like if I had already had a popsicle,) I would've poured warm water on the popsicle. But it's hard to think rationally when in such grave peril, so I yanked it. One word: OUCH.
Since I only get to go on spinny rides with my 5yo daddy's girl because Daddy is not a spinny guy, I jumped at the chance to ride the Tilt-A-Whirl with her. The thing about the Tilt-A-Whirl is that it tilts and whirls at unexpected times. The resulting case of Dizzydaloopsies lasted several hours (though the fun memory will last longer.)
I enjoy a good boogy boarding session at the shore, and I don't usually mind the occasional wipe out. But this past weekend I was so splendidly thrashed, saltwater and SAND flushed up my nose. I don't think I've ever had the joy of spitting sand loogies before. One word: Gross.
Finally, I just recovered from a summer cold. Being sick in summer is just cruel and unusual punishment, right up there with pimples on first dates and eating baked beans before long car rides. When so much fun could be had outside, I was stuck sniffling. (insert sorrowful whining here)
Yes, it has been a perilous summer indeed. I'm ready for climbing apple trees, playing football and jumping in giant piles of leaves - nice, safe Fall activities.
Did you suffer any summer misfortunes?