09 July 2005

Scarface And The Grandfather Clock

I have a scar on my forehead. I got it when I was six, I was playing hide and seek whilst dressed as a princess, as you do when you are a six year old. I was the seeker I stood by the grandfather clock we had in our hall while I was counting up to 100. Having given my prey enough time to hide I flounced away from the clock to start searching for them. Somehow the material of the skirt I was wearing must have got caught behind the clock so as I moved away the skirt snagged on the wood at the back of the clock but instead of tearing or coming loose it snagged so I managed to unbalance the clock and it toppled over the face of the clock hitting me on my head. Fortunately I was not totally squished as it hit the wall opposite and got jammed so I was lucky I only suffered a minor flesh wound to my forehead.

I needed stitches about 2 big ones and loads of fine little ones.

Since then I have tried not to mix dressing up and flouncing. Some might say that I have not been very successful there.

I no longer play hide and seek

The scar is more noticeable in the flesh but I've pointed out with an arrow.


The Grandfather Clock however has never been quite the same.

7 comments:

  1. Why the heck did you point that out?

    Hope you had fun at the barby:)

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  2. Cos how many people do you know got clocked by a Grandfather clock! The barbie was good!

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  3. Yes, good point:)

    Ummmmmmmmmmm?????

    Only you.... lol

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  4. How scary! That would have freaked me out. Thanks for stopping by and signing my map. :)

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  5. Heh, heh, nice story! My sister has a scar from the time I slammed her face into a wall as a 5-year-old. Also, at my parents' house there is a mark on the wall where a family friend of ours fell -- I think she tripped on the stairs. We still look at it and say, "There's Rosa's forehead!" (I had nothing to do with that event, BTW.)

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  6. but dressing up and flouncing go hand in hand, no? or is that just me...?

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  7. I have a scar on my forehead too - from jumping a gap in a concrete wall when I was six.. and not quite making it to the other side.

    And yes UrbanChick flouncing is a necessary part of dressing up. If you don't flounce you just aren't making the effort.

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