Friday, January 7, 2011
Hi kids. (extra points if you can name that quote)
I am so grateful for my thumbs. Hands in general come in quite handy (ahem. Really, I typed that before I even noticed the pun...sad.), like several hundred or thousand times a day, but have you ever tried to use your fingers without your thumbs? Very difficult.
A while ago I sliced my thumb with a sharp and slightly out-of-control cheese slicer and it took about a week to get back to normal. It wasn't like I couldn't use my thumb at all, but it really made me pay attention to (and thereby appreciate) the many ways I use my thumbs.
The ones that became the most annoying by the time my thumb was back to it's not-painful-every-time-I-try-to-use-it state?
1- Changing diapers: a huge pain without two good thumbs.
2- Getting dressed, especially pants
3- Putting in and taking out my contacts: this one took me probably twice as long and was so incredibly awkward and uncomfortable that I almost resorted to glasses for a while. Almost.
This was a perfect example of me taking something totally for granted until I didn't have it for a while.
So thumbs up for thumbs!
(I've decided to use my own pictures from now on, even though I am not a stellar photographer, but I feel like my posts, while not as pretty, are a little more genuine that way.)