Life Stories

MamaKatsLosinIt had a great post today about her top 10 life stories.  You know, the stories that haunt you no matter how old you get and get told over and over.  I figured it was as good a time as any to share a few of mine.

  • When I was a toddler one Easter morning, I became inconsolable which was very atypical.  My parents took me to the hospital only to find out I had a straight pin stuck in my uterus wall.  I had emergency surgery and still have a scar about 4” long on my abdomen.  I have to tell that one every single time I see a new doctor.
  • I ran into a screen door at my great-grandmother’s house and produced the scar on my chin.
  • I decided since I loved tuna so much that I would certainly love tuna cat food. I did not like tuna cat food.
  • And speaking of cans of food, one time I was trying to open one and when I grabbed the lid to pull it back the rest of the way, it sliced right through my finger. Blood went everywhere and I probably should have had stitches but if I remember right, my dad was in between health coverage.
  • Heather and I got in a fight and I pinched her so hard that she still has a few crescent shaped scars on one of her hands.
  • I was in the kitchen cutting something and complaining vehemently about the knife not working right.  I was using the wrong side.  Those triangle tipped ones are confusing!
  • I woke up and got ready for school but no one else was up.  I went upstairs and told my parents with force that they needed to get up and Heather needed to get up, we were all late!!  My mom looks at the clock only to find out I had gotten up and got ready at 3am.
  • My friends and I were in the Wal-mart check out line and I mentioned the “Eskimopie” (es-keh-moh-pee) candy bar.  Little did I realize it read "Eskimo Pie”.

I didn’t make it to 10 but I’m very sure my family and friends could recall some other ones.


  1. Some of those are entertaining but also painful!! While my mom was pregnant with my sister she asked me one day what we should name the new baby…with as much creativity and confidence I could muster at 4 1/2 yrs old, I said “Bunny, b/c bunnies hop in the water and swim”! I still get made fun of for wanting to call my sister “Bunny”! :)
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  2. How on earth did a straight pin get into your uterus?!?!?!

    How on earth has no one else commented on that?!?!?!?!
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    • Good question, Jen! No one knows! It literally was written down as a freak accident at the hospital. My mom sewed so they were around. No one knows if I swallowed it and it made its way down or it went up somehow. It’s still a mystery!

  3. Oh my word…a straight pin??!! And poor thing, you had quite the bloody childhood! I like this idea, though, for a blog post! Thanks for sharing :)
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  4. Yes. I still laugh every single time I see Eskimo Pies. In fact, I got to giggling about it in Walmart a few months ago and had to explain it to the girls. I had no idea about the straight pin in your uterus, though.
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    • How did you miss that one?? Wow. You’ve been around when I’ve had a bikini on haven’t you? Seems like you would’ve seen the scar before.

  5. Heather W. says:

    You forgot the story about you baking cookies and forgetting to put the flour in it….
    Or the time Dad almost started a forest fire and Mom was yelling for us to go help and you were worried about your outfit not matching….
    Or the time you were sweeping off your back porch and literally swept yourself off as well…
    just sayin’..u missed a couple 😛

    • Oh, good ones. I told Scott I had written this and he said, oh, you have a ton of those. He reminded me of the time after we first got married when I decided I would dance for him and first thing I did was threw my leg in the air only to hit it on the footboard. And the time I couldn’t figure out how to use the soda machine at a restaurant and he says, “See that button that says Push? Push it.”

  6. Shahar Deutsch says:

    These little stories is what makes your life special :)
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