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,
Those are terrible to step on. The most painful thing I ever stepped on though, was a Barbie hairbrush. Those damn plastic bristles actually pierced through my foot and it was stuck in my foot for a brief, horribly painful moment. My daughters don’t own any Barbies yet, but they have one My Little Pony with a similar style brush and I put it in the bottom of the toy box. I’m scared.
Oh my goodness, YES! I don’t have kids but have been around them enough to have experienced this once or twice. No fun!
When I read this, I cringed in sympathetic for you.
My husband is a complete wuss when it comes to having to deal with any kind of pain, so I doubt he would be able to endure labor pains for more than 2-3 contractions before angrily screaming “cut me open and get this little punk out of me right this second!” 😀 ***** TMI ALERT ***** As painful as it was to give birth to my sons who weighed 10 and 11 pounds at birth, the worst pain I’ve ever experienced was from thrombosed hemorrhoids while pregnant with my second son (the 11 pounder). Excruciating, completely debilitating, just-kill-me-now (yes, worse than labor) pain for four days. For everyone’s benefit, I won’t elaborate any further.
There is nothing worse than stepping on a lego.