The internet has a tendency to dramatize certain mundane life events, wouldn’t you say? And if you’re reading this, it probably means that you’re familiar with the trends and memes of the popular web which also leads me to believe you’ve heard of the “stepping on a LEGO piece while barefoot” mania.
Yes, stepping on LEGO pieces hurt like a mofo. But over the 2+ years of my being a parent, I can say that I have found something even more painful to step on when you’re barefoot…
And I know that others with young kids in the house will nod their heads in agreement.
The culprit? THESE LITTLE F*CKERS:
Yes, those wooden puzzle pieces that have pointy knobs attached to them. Which applies to practically ALL affordable wooden puzzles these days.
And the pain seems to multiply by about 50x when you inevitably step on one of them in the middle of the night, eyes half closed, reflexes practically non-existent, and motor skills at the level of your 2-year-old who is calling out to you because she had a bad dream or her right sock is missing or her blanket is too cold or her blanket is too hot or she NEEDS you to sing AND act out the “Circle of Life” scene from The Lion King RIGHT NOW or she won’t go back to sleep.
It goes without saying that J completely agrees with me on this. Except that he once compared the pain (when it happens at 3am) to labor pains. To that, I replied,