Monday, July 25, 2011

An Unexpected Assault

I did something yesterday that made me feel pretty stupid. Again.

Our granddaughter, Carson, was visiting and we decided to treat ourselves to a before dinner popsicle (her mother wasn’t home from work yet). So... down the stairs we dashed – to the extra freezer in the basement.

Getting a couple of the cold treats out, I handed one to her and opened the other for myself. She started eating hers right away. So did I. Wrapping my lips around the icy indulgence as if it were a lollipop, I almost felt like a kid again, but whoa! Something unusual happened. It stuck to my bottom lip and wouldn’t let go! When I pulled, it threatened to take my lip with it. Logic told me it would get warm and come off soon, but I sort of... panicked! Too eager to be free of this ice cold thing that was clinging tenaciously to my lip, I pulled a little too hard and off it came – along with a big chunk of my lip! Carson, who had been amused, stopped giggling when she saw that I was bleeding. But no real harm was done. I stopped the bleeding, enjoyed my treat with Carson, and we had a good laugh.
I wonder... could incidents like this one be the reason my grandchildren sometimes ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"


jon said...

This is funny peg.. but I know that had to hurt. Hope your lip is better today. jon

sam said...

Oh peg, you are so funny! This could happen to anyone but no one could tell it like you. very good. sam

patti said...

That hurts. I've done it with an ice cube but never a popsicle. very funny. hope your lip feels better.

hannah said...

Great post peggy. I hope your lip is better.

Anonymous said...

Cute. I'm so sorry you hurt yourself.
That's unusual for a popsicle to do that. I don't think it's ever happened to me.