Wednesday, February 07, 2007

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!







The kids are running around the living room with their nerf guns. They love to do this on a daily basis. Most assuredly, this gets on my nerves if they get too carried away with it, but I also know that after our schoolwork is done that they need to blow off a little steam. It seems harmless enough, right?




Well today, the phone rings, and it's one of my oldest (as in longevity), and dearest friends in the world, Elise. I only get to chat with her every few months, so it's rather special to have the chance to catch up. My boys knew it was a special call, because I have lots of hand signals to get this clear message across. I am also a finger snapper. When I want to get my children's attention without having to use my words, I just turn around and snap my fingers a couple of times, and then signal them to be quiet. Now, after many years of training, the boys hear a crisp finger snap, and all heads turn my direction. Well... all but Roman, he still acts like a cat when I call his name....lol.




So while I am thoroughly enjoying my conversation with Elise, my boys are stealthfully dodging each other on the ground, as nerf bullets are quickly spiraling through the air. Every once in awhile you may hear a child groaning, as they can't die sufficiently without moaning in pain as they hit the floor. Otherwise, Elise was probably pretty cluelesss to the constant battle that was playing out before me, in the background. Or maybe she wasn't, and she was just being polite, as usual, and didn't draw any attention to the chaos. To be honest, I couldn't tell you how loud it really was.




So amid my story, and her quietly listening, I feel a piercing pain in my eye. At first, I'm stunned, and I am not 100% sure what happened, but as the orange nerf dart (that is tipped with scratchy velcro) hits the floor, I realize I've been shot. Not just shot, but right in my bulbous, non-blinking eye. Yeah...that smarts!!




As soon as it happened, silence befell the house. The boys knew that this was against all the war rules....NO SHOOTING MOM IN THE EYE!! So I asked Elise if she would mind holding on as I tried to regain my composure. Although, I could try to hold the pain and the agony deep inside, my eye, on the other hand was pouring out liquid like it was a bladder! I couldn't control all the salty water I was losing, and my eye refused to stay open, no matter how much I mustered up the desire to keep it so.




I really wanted to continue on with our conversation, but Elise being a Mommy as well, knew I should probably get off the phone and self nurse. After all, that's what Moms do, SELF NURSE...




So, this post will end in an apology. Sorry Elise!! Thanks for understanding the sudden soldier down syndrome.....hehehe






15 comments:

Nicole said...

Have I told you yet that I love your new template? OH! I did? Well, I STILL DO!!! SO CUTE!

I was DYING laughing at the like it was a bladder comment. SO funny. BUT, on a serious note....Don't mess with Momma!!

kristarella said...

Oh, I just love the new look...
I didn't mean your swollen self nursed eye girl. I, myself have been self-nursing a migraine. First day back on the blog and look what you've gone and done. Your stories just crack me up. No nerf toys are coming into my territory, I don't care who gives them to them.

Nicki said...

Ow, Trina! My eyes started watering just reading about this! I hope that your eye is feeling better. Those little eye injuries can be sore for quite awhile. I'm just glad that it didn't cause any real damage to your eye.

Just Being Me said...

Sorry about the eye Trina. I too did the finger snap. It was loud and I always enjoyed the freeze, turn slowly look in the direction of snap and pray it wasn't directed at you look the kids gave.

Kim's Life said...

Im sorry about your eye. I did laugh though about the snapping of the fingers. I wave frantic to the children when on the phone and they still dont listen. By the end of the conversations Im mentally tired from trying to keep the children quiet. Then I can never remmeber the whole phone converastion.

meNmykids said...

Too bad that your conversation was ended prematurely. Nonetheless, we've got to take it as it comes, and you do so with such good humor. Boys and guns! Hope that Elise is doing good.

Kim in Idaho said...

I hear ya sister! I too have boys that like to have nerf wars and I too have been on the wrong end of the velcro. You will have to take some time to call Elise again before the regular "couple of months" It is funny to hear that someone else has the finger snap and hand signals that sometimes turn into arm signals when they aren't "listening" while we are on the phone. Glad to know I'm not the only one! =O)

The Martin's said...

Finger snapping, boy, I wonder we got that from? LOL Well I was laughing so hard at the decision to stay on or get off the phone, while in deep agony. I have stayed on the phone with an operator before, while in pain and tried to answer financial questions. I think you did the right thing by getting off.

momto3blessings said...

AWE poor momma!

I totally do the finger snapping , arms waving thing. They sometimes act like they dont have a clue what im doing though. LOL

Anonymous said...

I can hear the fingers snap, and the silence that follows! Tell Elise hello. I finally got my new post up! Chantel

Anonymous said...

I'm having probs leaving you comments again. I posted.

marykathryn said...

Don't you just love when World War 3 breaks out and the rapid fire becomes a must to survive?? Ours mostly turns into some sort of sporting competition... Definitely had a ball bounced off my head a time or two. Boys...Gotta love them!!

Anonymous said...

Trina! Oh my goodness. I am so very sorry. I can't believe how badly you got it in the eye. OOOO, that hurts so much. As I mentioned, Tommy had just scratched my eyeball with his fingernails (and you got it worse I think), and all I could do was sit with my eye closed and then run to the mirror to check for shred marks. I have to laugh about the finger snapping because I couldn't hear it and had no clue you were using it. Naturally, I use it too (as did my father). I had in fact, been wondering how on earth things could possibly be so quiet on your end. I just accepted it as more evidence of your parenting magic and guessed the kids were all asleep or outside or some other miracle like that. Ha ha. You were so calm. I did not realize how badly you had been injured. Now I'm extra glad I said a little prayer right then and there :) Take care honey. Love, Elise BTW, sorry the boys are sick, and I hope regionals go well in spite of the sickies.

Anonymous said...

Trina! Oh my goodness. I am so very sorry. I can't believe how badly you got it in the eye. OOOO, that hurts so much. As I mentioned, Tommy had just scratched my eyeball with his fingernails (and you got it worse I think), and all I could do was sit with my eye closed and then run to the mirror to check for shred marks. I have to laugh about the finger snapping because I couldn't hear it and had no clue you were using it. Naturally, I use it too (as did my father). I had in fact, been wondering how on earth things could possibly be so quiet on your end. I just accepted it as more evidence of your parenting magic and guessed the kids were all asleep or outside or some other miracle like that. Ha ha. You were so calm. I did not realize how badly you had been injured. Now I'm extra glad I said a little prayer right then and there :) Take care honey. Love, Elise BTW, sorry the boys are sick, and I hope regionals go well in spite of the sickies.

mom2chris said...

Oh my goodness! We have these in our house, and my son and husband shoot each other a lot. I've always worried that I would get hit in the eye or someone else would. Last night, they were shooting each other, and I heard laughing. My husband came around the corner, and had a dart suction-cupped to the right lens of his glasses. It was too funny! Is your eye ok?