Daily Prompt: Clumsy


it is often thought that when your five year old shows interest helping tiding up,

you as a parent should celebrate that and encourage this independence and willingness to help mom.

i broke a lot of my mothers beautiful cups and plates when i was small,

i couldn’t help it, i loved working in the kitchen. This clumsiness culminated in the

house having to lock glass ornaments to prevent further destruction. I was labelled butterfingers. My hands will go wobbly whenever i reach a cup or plate and i would hear the crowd behind me scream, holding their breath and the cup will always go fly in the air and land on the floor in thousands of pieces.

No one is perfect. Being clumsy taught me to focus and pay attention.

clumsiness breeds grace and am happy to say i have not broken a single plate or cup in years.


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