Betty Duffy

(Amateur)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Idiot of the day

I got pegged in the head with a soccer ball today. Quietly sitting in the grass, reading a magazine during my daughter's practice, and loving it, when POW! Suddenly I'm being stared at by a crowd of five-year-olds and their thirty-five-year-old parents.

Sort of makes you feel stupid.

7 comments:

Misha Leigh. said...

oh no! are you okay?! what a shocker that would be ... I hope no one took photos. : )

Rebekka said...

As a fellow ball magnet, you have my sympathies.

BettyDuffy said...

Oh, It didn't really hurt at all. I guess some soccer players hit balls with their heads on purpose.

BlessedMom said...

Eek! This can seem funny, but we just had a mom in our homeschool group that had this happen to her. She had permanent nerve damage now, and has been on bed rest for 3 months. The doctors expect it to take up to a year for her to be recovered enough to go back to her daily duties.

I'm so glad you're okay!

The Cottage Child said...

I hate that. And I've never understood why the person who gets hit in the head is the one who looks and feels foolish. Chello, I just got hit in the head...ice pack, sympathy, diet coke, anyone? Nope. Just the stares you describe.

Kimberlie said...

I am with Cottage Child. It's not your fault you were sitting there reading, minding your own business, and some 5 yr-old's stray kick lands on your noggin. A little ice and sympathy should have been offered. {sniff}

Agnes Regina said...

oh ouch... I hate that. Especially when it happens while I'm playing the piano...