Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Side Stories, the mishaps of Jennifer at the holidays

So if you pay any attention to my blog you have probably figured out I love the Holidays. I get pretty excited about stuff, sometimes too excited. So over the years I have had some pretty funny and not so funny stuff happen. I thought I would share some of these stories with you….

When I was about 10, I was getting Christmas punch out of peculator and pushed so hard on the handle it tipped over and burnt my hand. I had to have it medicated and wrapped for a few days after that.

The following year, at our Christmas ever dinner, I stuck a fondue fork straight out of the hot oil into my mouth; I have blisters for a week after that. That same Christmas our friends were about to come down for a party. Our artificial tree that had seen better days, had tons of presents under it, my mom asked me to pull out the presents for the party. I did but I guess I pulled to hard, because the tree went crashing over onto the coffee table. The crash broke almost all of my great grandma’s antique glass ornaments. Oops!

I did have a few years free of mishaps but when I was in high school, it was the last day of school before Christmas break. It was snowing really hard and the phone rang at 6:00 am, it was my friend calling to tell me school had been cancelled. I not being a morning person went running for the phone half asleep; I caught my foot on the floor heater ad broke my toe. Good thing I got out of school that day.

So the most recent mishap, which was my most costly, was a few years ago. My boys were little and we were on or way out to drive around and look at Holiday lights. I got really excited about it like I always do and backed my van into my husband’s car. His card was dented in and my bumper was hanging off. Since that Christmas, I really try to not get so worked up. But it’s kind of the standing joke now, what will Jennifer do this Christmas to hurt herself.


  1. What's a holiday without a little pain? I am not the most graceful person in the world, either...I once got blisters in the corner of my mouth because my brother and I made cinnamon toast, and I just couldn't wait for it to cool off...So, I looked like I had a cold sore for a couple of days...That cinnamon suger gets HOT!

  2. LOLOL, sorry, but this is funny stuff! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Thanks I kind of felt like a dork sharing these things but it has all happened to me.

  4. I've been told I need to work on my empathy! I tend to find humor in other people's pain!

    I have roasted marshmellows on a metal skewer and stuck it in my mouth before it cooled (DUH), so I do know about tongue blisters!

  5. Wow, you're as clumsy as I am! I don't limit my misfortune to the holidays, though; I do crazy stuff all year long. I remember one Christmas when I was 8 that I was so excited about the gift for my mom that I worked myself into complete anxiety and ended up in the E.R. on Christmas Day. And it was a STUPID gift, I just somehow thought she would love it. Silly.

  6. Jen,
    Oh my gosh! I think your storey takes the prize. So far I haven't ended up in the ER, (knock on wood).


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