Random Reflections

Friday Five: Boo Boo Alert

Here’s the Friday Five from the RevGals.  Play along!  Leave me a comment with your answers.

1) Are you a baby about small injuries?Nope! I’ve had several over the years.  As a tomboy growing up, scars, bruises and wounds were symbols of prestige and honor.  The more, the better.

2) What’s the silliest way you have ever hurt yourself?
Hand_2Does fracturing my thumb while starting a lawn mower count?  Mowing is dangerous. For my own safety, I try to avoid it.  Or perhaps it was the time a horse bit me on the knee.  That wasn’t fun either.  Accordingly, I don’t have much use for horses.  Okay, I forgot about the time I jumped off the top of the playground tower in 4th grade on a dare to be the first girl to accomplish such a feat.  As I cleared the top chain, my foot caught it and I tumbled to the gravel base 12 feet below.  Knocked the wind out of me, gave myself gravel marks in my back for a few days but more importantly, earned the respect of my classmates for having some guts.  (not stupidity, guts).

3) Who took care of your boo-boos when you were a child?My parents.  I don’t actually remember. By the time I was four, they probably had given me a personal first aid kit for Christmas and said "Knock yourself out, kid."

4) Are you a good nurse when others have boo-boos?
Pretty good.  There are lots of occasions for nursing as a youth minister.
I just pass on the wisdom of my parents and tell them "Knock yourself out, kid."

5) What’s the worst accidental injury you’ve suffered? Did it require a trip to the Emergency Room? Believe it or not, the mowing accident was the only one that landed me at the ER. 

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