Corn Flake Injury

by Ivory Soap

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This is perhaps the most vicious homemaking injury I’ve ever received.  It’s like a paper cut on steroids.  This picture was taken after two days and lots of antibiotic ointment.  It actually goes across three fingers, but it was hard to get the light to go in between my middle and ring finger.

So how did I do it?

Dried cornflakes on a baby seat.

We have one of these for Baby.

She was eating soggy cornflakes, and of course, rubbed it all over her chair.

It dried.

For a day or so.

(Yep, I’m lazy)

I put it in the shower with me to soften while I washed my hair.

After a sufficient amount of time, I attempted to brush off the dried flake blobs.

That’s when it happened.

The corn flakes were so incredibly cemented in place  IT CUT MY HAND OPEN ACROSS THREE FINGERS!

I thought  I *know* I didn’t just cut my hand on a corn flake.  Has to be a scratch.


I couldn’t believe it.

Hubby couldn’t believe it.

Can you believe it?

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica January 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

Wow, that’s crazy! I cut my finger on the thick plastic door in the fridge, the one for the little compartment to hold butter or whatever. I have no idea how; I felt the edge and it’s not sharp. Great idea sticking the crusty chair in the shower, though. I’ll have to remember that one.

Becky @ Becky's Kaleidoscope January 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

That’s crazy! Hope it heals soon!

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tony's wife January 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

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Jessie January 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

I believe it. I’ve done it, though not nearly so badly. And I think mine was shredded wheat or something.

You’re not alone in your cereal issues. 🙂 I hope it heals soon!

ALKD January 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

Don’t feel too bad, my husband sliced open his thumb on chocolate not too long ago! I looked at him like he was crazy when he told me. He was dividing up chocolate chip cookie dough that had been pre-made & frozen the previous day; one of the chocolate chunks sticking out of the dough was apparently a bit sharp!

Sarah January 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

I can totally believe it because I do this kind of thing all the time. My parents once jokingly threatened to wrap me in bubble wrap after I managed to rip off three toenails over the course of a month.

NatureGirl January 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Oooch! that looks painful…

Angie January 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

*Mental note* Make husband clean up any and all food messes the baby makes…

Thanks for the warning. I know I injured myself in a hundred stupid ways working in daycare, but for the life of me, I can’t think of any of them. Hope it heals soon!

Glimmering Girl January 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I believe it. I firmly believe that dried oatmeal could double as cement.

Denise Toepel January 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This calls for New Skin that burny liquid I love to hate, forget all that antibiotic goop. It heals a lot faster too. I will warn you that you will dance until it dries, but really it will heal so much faster. Your cut still looks angry and red. Keep a bottle handy, it is great for split fingers too.

Tami January 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

OMG – that is just too darn funny. In a looking at it from a couple hundred miles away kinda way!

I cut myself on a dried noodle the other day.

kathy January 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

It looks as bad as a cat scratch. What does that tell you about what’s in the cornflake? and do you still want to feed them to your baby?

Lisa January 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

And I thought paper and cardboard cuts were bad. OOUUCCHH!!!

mari_smith January 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

That looks like something I would do. If there is even the remote possibility to injure myself, I probably will. Still, it looks painful!

AuntiePatricia January 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I would have been more surprised if I hadn’t just watched these videos Sunday…

Metal Filings In Your Freaking Cereal

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Handful January 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I am now done laughing so hard that I can say sorry. That does look painful. But when I read the title to this post…. lol

Meg Blair January 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Nope. I don’t believe it. Well I do because otherwise that would imply you were fibbing. I believe YOU but I don’t believe IT!

Cally January 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

This is hilarious. But i can totally see it happening 🙂

Javalady January 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Humm…. that really sharp piece of Corn Flake could be a secret Cereal Killer ! You were it’s first unsuspecting victim !! Ouch !!
Great thinking on softening the gunk in the shower. You get a Gold Star !!

Erin July 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Glad I am not the only one being attacked by seemingly innocent carbohydrates masquerading as razor blades! I just cut my finger on a dried spaghetti noodle last week!

Donna March 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Wow! Sorry that happened to you but glad it wasn’t the baby!

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