In our kitchen, the girls usually unload the silverware as one of many small chores they do very well. It helps them feel like they are participating and it means that I don't have to unload the silverware! The sharp knives the girls know not to touch unless it's in the silverware container in the dishwasher. They are allowed to hand them carefully to me and they always are careful...until today.
Nini had been a bit spacey today because Craig has been out of town on business this week. She has a tendency to close herself off and it's hard to get her attention. I was trying to focus her in helping me and she was doing a great job. She said to me, Mom, there's a sharp knife. They are supposed to warn me when they see one, pick it up, and hand it to me gently. OK honey, I reply, turn and take the knife....unfortunately, Nini had picked up two knives and I didn't see the second smaller knife she had in the same hand. It drops and lands right on the top part of my ankle where the foot bends.
Luckily, it didn't stab her foot. The small wound I have has gotten worse through day and it's been very hard to walk on it. I am not an expert on feet, but it must have hit a nerve or something, because I can hardly walk on it! Heaven sakes! I hope that it will get better over night with rest. Can you believe that tiny thing has caused so big a problem?
Lessons for mommy - #1 Never let a 5 year old handle sharp knives and #2 Wear Shoes!
Have you been stabbed? Seriously?!