When stupidity added to an already difficult situation

It is already a difficult situation. Not just in our household, but for everyone. So the last thing you want to do is make things worse. This is when stupidity added to an already difficult situation. My own stupidity. So with everything going on, being in lockdown and all of finding the situation hard. What did I do?

On Saturday I decided to cut the grass on the front garden. It needed doing, and it was a nice day for it. Some friends and family, and followers on twitter already know how this story ends. It’s not a pleasant one, but here goes.

The incident in question

I got about halfway, where we have a big cherry blossom tree. The main root sticks out and breaks through the grass. I’ve never had a problem in the 6/7 years we’ve lived in the house, but this time I somehow ended up running my foot over with the lawnmower.

Im still not entirely sure how I managed it, but it has left my big toe on my right foot in a bit of a mess. It could have been a lot worse though, the big toe took the brunt of it, and I escaped without any cuts. I do have a toe that is about 3 times the size than it should be, and the nail took some damage too.

The aftermath

Since then I’ve had to take it easy, which isn’t ideal when you have two autistic kids who are finding things more and more difficult. Playing sports in the garden with Lily has been one of the major things keeping us both going. Suddenly I couldn’t get my trainer on my foot.

It has got me down over the last couple of days, add in to that it was Easter, and then today is my Mum’s birthday. So I’m now stuck at home and injured as well, during a time that would normally be all about family. I’ve found it difficult. Gladly I feel a bit more upbeat today, I dug out my old work trainers, which are much more roomy and I could get on. So I went and stood in the garden for a bit of fresh air and sunshine. Though the half mowed grass was a reminder of the incident.

I’ve got my fingers crossed my foot will start to feel better soon, but we will have to wait and see. The fun activities with the kids, and the jobs I had planned to do, like clearing out the garage and jobs around the garden. Have all got more difficult to do, but after weeks of having to stay at home, I really can’t face sitting around doing nothing for too long.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

8 thoughts on “When stupidity added to an already difficult situation

  • April 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm
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    Oh no!!! I have to say, I felt queasy reading it!

    Hope you recover quickly! Take care and get a gardener 😉

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    • April 15, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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      Ouch that sounds very painful bud, hope your doing ok and on the mend soon.

      So many things I’d like to do in the garden but don’t have the materials. I’d love to get a deck area built lol.

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      • April 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm
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        Thanks, I know what you mean, lots I want to do, but I don’t have everything I need.

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    • April 15, 2020 at 6:09 pm
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      Usually I call in my parents for gardening duties 😂

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  • April 15, 2020 at 8:55 pm
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    My goodness! I am so glad you did not injure your foot too badly, though I shuddered just reading this. A little rest and relaxation is worthy, but I know how it feels to then be itching to get up so I hope you heal in a timely fashion. 🙂

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    • April 16, 2020 at 9:47 am
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      Hopefully it’s starting to get better 😊

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  • April 15, 2020 at 9:06 pm
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    Oh no, hope you get back on your feet pronto. I can imagine the same happening to me… but I must confess, never mowed grass ever in my life and don’t think I ever will

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