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Sometimes Cerebral Palsy Means Spilled Cereal

Filed under: Living with a disability — by at 5:33 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2007

(Photo credit: Peter Galbraith)

Having cerebral palsy means never being quite sure what my body will do next. I can do something a thousand times without too much of a hassle, and then completely mess it up the next time. Darrell and I call these CP Moments. I had such a moment this morning.

I went to make a peanut butter and marmalade sandwich for my breakfast, and discovered that the loaf of bread I had removed from the freezer yesterday for this morning, had been mysteriously put back into the freezer. No problem. I went with Plan B: Multi-Grain Cheerios and peach yoghurt.

I set the bowl, spoon, cereal box and yoghurt container on the table. I poured cereal into my bowl. With my jerky arm, a few Cheerios landed on my placement, which I picked up and put back in the bowl. Nothing unusual. Reaching for the yoghurt, fingers on my right hand, my bad hand, unexpectedly grazed the bowl’s edge, dumping most of its content on my lap and the floor. Ugh!

I muttered a bad word or two. Laughed at my CP Moment. Refilled my bowl. And swept the floor. What else could I do? That is every day life with CP!

Note:The Blog for a Year website has been down for two days. I have the contacted the organizer Charles Jolley, asking when the site may be back up. I have not received a response yet. Hopefully the site will not be down much longer. Thank you everyone for your continued support. I will post an update once I know more.

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Comment by Karen Putz

September 20, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

Hmmm, is CP contagious? I had a similar experience–when I went to put the cereal box down, I grazed the spoon and decorated the wall across from the table. LOL!

Comment by Glenda

September 20, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

Karen, as far as I know CP is NOT contagious! 😉 Perhaps clutz-itis is? So, does that mean all those moments I blamed my CP, it wasn’t?!

Comment by Jana

September 21, 2007 @ 9:12 am

Hmmm… I do things like that all the time. As a matter of fact, about 2 weeks ago I managed to do the same thing with uncooked macarroni… *sigh* they went EVERYWHERE! Such a pain!

Comment by Debbie Havusha

September 21, 2007 @ 9:13 am

The adage that states: “That’s the way the cookie crumbles” has now a counter act to follow that states: “That’s the way the cheerios cheer” Go Glenda Go!!!!
Keep on smilin’and sweepin’
Debbie Havusha

Comment by Cheryl

September 25, 2007 @ 10:40 am


I just found your site, and I just have to ask…is that a Rat Terrier puppy you are holding on the cover of your book?


Comment by Glenda

September 25, 2007 @ 10:56 am

Welcome Cheryl, thanks for stopping by. Yes, the puppy is a Rat Terrier. Hailey is my sister-in-law’s dog. Isn’t she a sweetie?!

Comment by Be a Good Daughter

October 16, 2007 @ 2:49 am

Amazing post.
I hope you’ll surf on my site..

Comment by Learn Affiliate Marketing

October 27, 2007 @ 1:31 am

You know its funny but cerebral palsy is dangerous. I would like to know more about it.

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