- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
Ain't that the truth!
Not laughing at you, laughing with you! our family is widely known for some pretty funny clumsiness!
i really do not like being in the kitchen the same time as Mom. between the two of us we can just make it really worse rapidly. we do once in a while do things as a team, but i have to be really careful about how things go.
as one example, we were dusting the stuff on top of the kitchen cabinets so i was standing up on the counter and handing things down to Mom so she could wipe them off and then we were done and i went to jump down and as i jumped i said "Don't move!" but she instead moved to right where i was jumping. so in mid-air i had to figure out how to twist to not land on her. i ended up landing right on my chest on the hardwood floor from about 6ft up. it felt good for a few weeks. bruised ribs for sure, but didn't break anything and best of all did not land on Mom. yes, it could have been much worse as i could have easily broke my neck or something.
now when we work on anything together i try to be even more careful and explain myself before i move and make sure that she's heard me and is staying still or moving out of the way or whatever.
still with all that said, when she's baking i tend to stay in my room here and let her do her thing and i do mine. when she's done or ready for me to wash dishes or clean up then i go and do that while she's taking a break or whatever. sometimes we frost cookies or things together, but since by then the baking is done we're sitting there for the most part and that's safer (not completely safe, since i have had a chair break while i was sitting there but that's a whole different story)...