Lauren fall down and go boom.

February 17, 2011


Do you know how long it takes to fall?

Like, an eternity.

Wait – no – a split second.

One of those.

This morning it was very foggy (and much icier – it all melted by the time I took this photo), and when I was backing out of the driveway I couldn’t see. So I stopped and wiped off the windows, then behaved as a paranoid person good wife should, I ran over to Lloyd’s car (he hadn’t left the house yet) to wipe off his windows, despite the fact that I was running a bit late.

Wipe wipe wipe.

Run run fall.

What the what?

Many thoughts ran through my mind during those years, like “What?” and “Is that my bag I just landed on?” and “Yep, that was the bag.” and “Dang it. My laptop is in there.” and “Ouch” and “The stars are still out.” and “I bet I broke the laptop.” and “Either that or my hip” and “I am really going to be late.”

I have never liked falling. My first skiing lesson (age 10?) was a disaster (sorry, Keren) because I did not want to fall, but it seemed like that was what every other minute consisted of. Once she got tired of watching me fall on the bunny hill, she encouraged me to try the midway hill. It’s not a difficult hill, but I believe I freaked out in a very embarrassing little-sister way, and she should get a medal for not just stabbing me with her pole. I believe I eventually just shoved my poles at her, sat on my skis, and sledded to the bottom.

I am nothing if not graceful.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Lauren fall down and go boom.”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Ouch! I hope it’s just your ego that’s bruised.

    On Tuesday I went to visit my coworker who fell in her driveway a couple of weeks ago. She shattered her knee and broke her wrist. Full leg brace, and a cast from her fingers to her shoulder.

    Your last line should read, “I am nothing if not grateful”!


    • Lauren Said on:

      AHHHH!! The word ‘shattered’ should never apply to bones.

      Lloyd’s uncle in Missouri fell during the superstorm they had a little while back and broke his leg in at least 4 places, then couldn’t get to the hospital until the next day because the roads were so bad. I am in awe.

      Yes, just the ego for me. 🙂


  2. Brad Said on:

    Ugh. I don’t at all like falls. Unless we’re talking about water. Waterfalls are nice.

    Good thing you’re still young and have strong bones.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    You must drink lots of milk since you didn’t break a single bone. We’re glad you’re okay, but how’s the laptop?


  4. Deborah Said on:

    My falls tend to be while I’m going up or down stairs. Focus, Deborah, focus!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’m glad you’re ok Lauren! If it makes you feel any better, I fall down all the time. Up stairs, down stairs, walking on flat ground…with no ice. I fall off curbs & put holes in my jeans. But I’ve come to blame it on my horrible back. Yup, that’s gotta be it.


  6. Gretchen Said on:

    My motto is: I’m not a klutz, I’m just a very enthusiastic person with a bit of a depth perception problem.

    (Not an original statement by me. I’m quoting a sitcom.)


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