Silly Accidents and Injuries

So, in my Christmas Memories post, I mentioned a few memories that consisted of silly accidents and injuries I got into. After writing that, I realized that I had done a lot more of these, and thought I would share.

In case you hadn’t read the previous post, I shared two incidents. One, where I tried to jump over a badminton net in my rollerblades (didn’t end well). Two, where I jumped off a seesaw and landed on my arm weird, spraining it pretty bad.

Here’s some more shenanigans I got into.

One time, I decided to try stick my pinky into a keyhole. I have no reason for it, nor can I remember why I thought I should do that in the first place. It got stuck. I cried. The adults around had to rub butter all over my finger, and eventually, I was able to wriggle my pinky free.

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One time, while I was practicing piano, I dropped some of my sheet music. As I bent down to get it, I hit my forehead on the corner of the piano. Hard. I got a cut above my eyebrow.

Another time, I was hanging out on a playground with some friends. We were running around on all the equipment. I decided to go down the slide headfirst, without putting my hands first. I had a decent bump on my head.

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One time, I was playing statues with friends. You guys know that game right? Someone is at the front, everyone else is way back. The person at the front turns, so that they’re facing away from everyone else. You all move forward, but then you have to freeze when the person turns back to face you, or you’re out. The point is to tag the person at the other end without getting caught out. You get it. Anyway, we were doing that game. I thought it would be funny to do a dramatic pose as they turned. Sliding across the floor on my knees dramatic. Thing is, we were playing on rough carpet, and I was wearing ripped jeans. Basically, I got carpet burn along my knee. Really bad.

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One time, I was running around the house, and managed to slam my leg into the corner of a chair. It’s still the worst bruise I’ve ever had. Took weeks to go away.

Another time, I was running around the backyard, and forgot that there was a small dip where the lawn meets the concrete. I jammed my foot in the groove and twisted my ankle.

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So yeah, don’t run around and be silly or you’ll most likely hurt yourself. But that’s a part of growing up right? Although, the last two happened when I was technically a young adult and should know better. However, I haven’t recently hurt myself. Not since last week when I turned and banged my head into an open cupboard door. The struggles of being clumsy, and not really paying attention to your surroundings.

Anyway, feel free to share some of the weird accidents or incidents you got into growing up. Or just laugh at mine.


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  1. Ouch – to all of them!
    The one thing I remember when I was younger (though not quite a silly accident) was when we were made to do hurdles at school. I was maybe 13 or 14, and I went over the middle one and landed awkwardly; it hurt so much! My food was excruciating to walk on so I limped off the field and told the teacher, in tears, what happened – she told me to stop being a baby trying to get out of doing them and get back in the line to go again! I hated that school..!

    1. Oh wow, that teacher sounds like a jerk! That one sounds like it was an actual accident, and not cause you were being silly (like I always was haha).

      1. Depends… If you’d seen how I was running and jumping you’d say I was being silly – I wasn’t the most gracious of jumpers! Hahah.

        I remember a few years ago before my dog died that I was running up and down the stairs with him; he was going crazy, tail wagging, loving following me. I did it a few times and was so tired, I got to the top, couldn’t keep my balance and tried to grab the rail but hit my head on it instead as I fell backwards. Got a nice bruise on my head, carpet burn on my arm and bruised my spine when I hit the wall at the bottom. Could have been a lot worse though! x

  2. Every proper childhood should be marked with similar accidents 😀 But looking at retro photos always makes me so happy!

    1. I totally agree haha! Sorry for the late reply, this comment turned up in spam for some reason ?

  3. Girl ouch. Those sound sooooo painful, I cringed reading all of them! Funny that you posted this right now because literally two days ago I stepped out of the car, and pushed the door closed but before it fully closed I realized I had forgotten something inside so I put my hand on the door to keep it open and it shut closed with my pointer finger stuck there. I literally had to gently move my camera from my other hand to the roof of the car before I could use my hand and open the door to get my finger out. It hurt so bad that I could not stop laughing and crying at the same time. It had this huge dent where it had gotten stuck and it got all puffy so I dipped it into ice for 30 mins which was a lot more painful than the actual incident but not even an hour later it was like nothing even happened. No bruise. No scar, no pain, no nothing. I’m so confused.

    1. They’re all very cringeworthy! And ouch! That honestly sounds like something I would do! I can’t imagine how painful that would have been, but that’s so weird that your finger went completely back to normal after just an hour ?

      1. RIGHT?! I was like damn not I’m worried why isn’t this all messed up? That’s even more stressful than having a bruised finger

  4. Aww poor you! ? we all have clumsy moments

    1. Haha, I definitely have a lot of those 😀

  5. The winner from the above mentioned incidents would be the attempt to roller-blade your way over a badminton net. That is ambition, dear girl. You have company in the way of gaffes rather than accidents. The last accident I had recently was shutting the boot with my face was beneath it, so that it caught me on the bridge of the nose, Bam! xx

    1. Ha! It was definitely ambitious, and not at all thought through. That sounds painful! Although it does make me glad to know I’m not the only one with a tendency to accidentally hurt myself ?

  6. Poor you having all these accidents happen to you!! My biggest injury was that I was playing in my friends kitchen and I slid into a chair and cracked my head open ? xx

    1. Haha, looking back, a lot of these accidents could have been avoided! Ouch! Your one sounds pretty bad!! Sounds like neither of us should be playing around indoors ?

      1. Yeah maybe ? yep I think we should avoid that from now on ?? xx

  7. hahaha it’s all fun mad games until somebody sprains an ankle, knocks a knot on their head, get the biggest bruise they ever had 😉 but yes this is all part of growing up. Plus you were having fun in the process, right? That’s what counts. AND look at all these fun stories, and memories you have to share ;):):) We use to play the game you were talking about, we called it “red light” the person would turn their back, and say, “1,2,3……..RED LIGHT!”, as they turned around. Ah the memories. 🙂

    1. Definitely! It was all definitely fun and as none were really serious injuries, I can look back and laugh ?
      Red light! I figured the game was universal, but it would have a different name ?

  8. I had so many accidents when I was younger! My best one was I was helping my dad out in the garden (I was 6 I think) and I tripped over the rake and it went in to my ankle. I have a nice scar there still!

    1. Ouch!! That sounds really painful! No wonder it left a scar. So many accidents happen while growing up, haha, it’s basically a rite of passage

      1. Yep! I remember I always used to get “bump notes” in school from the playground ?

  9. This is me but like, at 26. Lol

    1. I still have the occasional fall or trip, but not as bad as back then haha!

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