Everyday Dangers

I got a call from school this week to tell me that Will was injured and could I pick him up. In the last 2 weeks both boys have been injured and needed collecting. Will had tripped over the chair in the classroom and gone face first into the rim of a desk. No one pushed him, he well over nothing and didn’t put his hands out to catch himself. Ouch. I wasn’t sure if his nose was broken so off to A&E. Luckily it was just bruised and swollen.

It got me to thinking that in all these years I’ve been teaching the boys about the dangers of life;

  • Don’t touch that it’s hot
  • Don’t talk to strangers
  • Be careful of the road and cars
  • Don’t run down the stairs
  • Watch where you’re going
  • Be careful that’s sharp

And the list goes on… But what I haven’t taught them about is the real everyday dangers. Depending on how special and gifted you are you many not have experienced all of these.

The Door Frame

You know the ones I mean? You go to walk through the door way and the frame just jumps out and hits you in the arm and shoulder. Why did it take offence to you? Who know’s it seems fine with everyone else but it will leave you nursing a bruised arm. I think the door frames in our house have a competition going on which one can hit me the most.

The Moving Stairs

No I don’t mean escalators. I’m talking about the ordinary stairs you have at home. The ones where you go to walk up them and all of a sudden, without warning the next step suddenly shrinks away into the staircase. You go flying falling up the stairs, often dropping what you were carrying and bruising your knees. Be warned this can also happen when you walk down the stairs causing you to skid and bang your bottom.

The Toys

In true Toy Story fashion, the kids toys watch as we walk around the house, they wait for an opportune moment and then as you’re walking along and not watching the floor they try and trip you up. Unless it’s Lego, Lego’s sole purpose isn’t to make you fall but to laugh as you hop around in pain after standing on it.

The Curb

You’re minding your own business out for a walk being careful to walk along the pavement, we’ve all be taught about the dangers of cars and don’t walk on the road. You get to a crossing, diligently look both ways and safely cross, you go to step on to the next pavement and the curb suddenly grows in height causing you to stumble forward. You catch your footing and it’s just a stumble, hopefully nobody saw you. The curb doesn’t want to cause you damage just make you look foolish, it feels left out as is under appreciated, people only every talk about the pavement.

The Nothing

Now only very special and gifted people, like myself, will experience ‘the nothing’. This is constantly watching and following you around and looks to strike at any occasion. You can be walking along in sensible flat shoes, on a flat surface and all of a sudden you’ll trip over or twist your ankle. There is never any offending object to blame it’s invisible, this is the power of ‘the nothing’.

How many of these have you experienced?

Let me know if there are any other’s that I should be teaching the kids about.

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  • Reply Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    That door frame or the chest of drawers that has always been there is the main culprit in our house haha! ox
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    January 8, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Steph

    I’m a bit of a worrier and so my son knows all too well about the everyday dangers! Unfortuantely, I think it’s had a negative effect as I must go on so much that he doesn’t listen to half of them! It especially scares me when we’re out in town and nearby roads or in car parks – partly to blame by being knocked over by a car when I was young.

    April 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Candace

    Wow, lucky escape thank goodness that there were no broken bones

    March 9, 2016 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Grant R

    ‘The Nothing’ is a big thing here. Our youngsters spend an unusually high amount of time tripping over their own feet. I worry a lot about them tripping too 🙁

    March 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Hannah - Budding Smiles

    Thank goodness his nose wasn’t broken! I did chuckle at the moving stairs, that always sends me into a panic!xx

    March 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Erica Price

    It’s not so much door frames for me as door handles. They are always jumping out at me and grabbing hold of my clothes.

    March 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Michelle Murray

    I have head so many calls over the years from the school about accidents. You are right about not teaching the every day dangers especially when you have a clumsy one like mine.

    March 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Emma White (@TheRealSupermum)

    I am that clumsy I trip over fresh air and walk into everything

    March 4, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • Reply squishedblueberries

    Haha I’m SO clumsy! My Grandad used to tell me it was a sign of intelligence….. I’m not sure that’s true

    March 4, 2016 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Lol I have experienced all of them especially falling over nothing. Door frames are a bonus for me too!

    March 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Oh gosh, this sounds like me with my cats, forever saying dont touch this, that’s hot, get down x

    March 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Kara

    I think I have experienced every one of these. Eliza especially is currently tripping over her feet on a daily basis!

    March 3, 2016 at 11:58 am
  • Reply joannavictoria

    I’ve not experienced any of these as a parent yet as Blake is only little. However I do still myself always have an altercation with the door frame. Maybe I am just clumsy.

    March 3, 2016 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Georgina Prince

    As a hugely clumsy person i get this post so so much! haha Poor boy banging your nose has to be one of the worst things ever! It’s so so painful. My everyday life is a mine field I fall over my own feet haha walk into desks and bruise my thighs at work lol. You get used to it after a while I think haha x

    March 3, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Little Steps/Dean B (@LittleStepsTwit)

    I’m lucky I guess that so far my 5-year-old daughter hasn’t had any bad accidents apart from the usual knee-scrapes. My step-son however was as accident prone (or even worse) as your sons when he was young. My husband said that they were regular visitors at the A & E. Hopefully, the accidents won’t happen as much as they grow up 😉 x

    March 3, 2016 at 11:12 am
  • Reply lifewithpinkprincesses

    I am always banging my head on my girls high sleeper bed. It’s awful!!

    February 21, 2016 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Something Crunchy Mummy

    Love this as I am incredibly clumsy. So are my boys! Door frames are the worst. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    February 19, 2016 at 11:59 am
  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)

    Ha ha! I am always banging into the door frame! Such a loser! 😉 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    February 18, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Ann GrubbsnCritters

    Oh I can so relate to that! it happens all the time to me and in medical terms, I call it he clutz-syndrome. I’m afraid one of my kids has it too. 😀 That’s a great run-down, Lisa. I love the “shrinking stairs”. 🙂

    February 18, 2016 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Louise @ Birds and Lilies

    Hehe, this is great. I am ridiculously clumsy so I am always encountering these things! x

    February 17, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply mrshsfavouritethings

    Ha ha! This post is brilliant and did make me laugh. I am so clumsy that I experience all of these on a regular basis. Then there is also the chair – which moves just as I am about to place my ample sized bottom on it. Which normally leads to me sitting on the arm or falling on the floor. And Little Miss H has a Ninky Nonk toy, that I swear has a vendetta against me. No matter where it is in the house, it is always there to trip me up. The sod. Fab post. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    February 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Becky @ 3princesses and 1 dude

    ha ha ha! I love this! so funny, I am always tripping over nothing!

    February 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows

    I am so clumsy- I’ve experienced all of these. I carry the same amount of bumps and bruises as a three year old.


    February 16, 2016 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Zoe L

    I often get ‘The Nothing’ here.

    February 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    ha ha, this is brilliant…. thank for for sharing this! ‘The Nothing’….. this is me, on so many occasions! x

    February 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Emma @ FreeFromFarmhouse

    Ha ha, the only time my son had to go to a&e for an injury was when he cut his eye – at the soft play centre!

    February 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Pamela | Life With Munchers

    Ha ha, brilliant! I’d have to add the moving bed to that. Defo in the middle of the bed….Oh no I’m not…thud!

    February 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply butterflymum83

    This made me laugh so much! I’m so clumsy it’s ridiculous so I totally understand these – especially The Nothing! Glad your little man is okay x #justanotherlinky

    February 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Michelle Murray

    I remember going on a first aid course and them saying that there are more accidents involving pens than scissors. Children run around with pens as we tell our children not to run with scissors. In fact falling on to a pen can be just as damaging popping over from Mummy2Monkeys

    February 15, 2016 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Mrs Tubbs

    The side of the table … It jumps out to hit me and then returns to it’s usual position! We’ve also had some interesting stair related incidents, but nothing bad!

    February 15, 2016 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Robyn

    Haha, so true that there are some dangers we just never learn (and can certainly never teach our kids about)! I have the opposite problem with curbs, where the footpath suddenly falls away on me and I have a micro-heart attack as my foot finds thin air when I expected solid ground 🙂

    February 15, 2016 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Yep I’ve done that before too x

      February 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Katie Davies

    My daughters recently started nursery and I know she will have accidents just horrible to think I wouldn’t be there to comfort her

    February 13, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Hannah Brown

    It scares me all the things they can do! My son went down a hill on a skittle bug once after me screaming for him not to (as hes always quite placid so didn’t think he would) he zoomed down couldn’t break and ended up knocking his two front teeth into his gums, lots of blood and now two grey teeth which are luckily his baby teeth!! xxxx

    February 13, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Twinmumanddad (@Twinmumanddad)

    I experienced ‘the nothing’ yesterday with one of my twins. She tripped over thin air! Great post! I hope your son is ok x

    February 13, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Julie S.

    OMG the door frame gets me every time! We are not friends!

    February 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Pickinguptoys

    I love this!!The nothing is the little git that my 6 year old fell over at nursery and smashed his forehead open!! Xx

    February 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, hope you’re little one is OK now. ‘The nothing’ is my nemesis and responsible for many a bruise. xx

      February 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

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