Tickling Seminar 101:
1--If you and your spouse/significant other have a long standing "tickling war" make sure you both understand the risks. Sign a waiver if necessary. If injuries will cause demise of the relationship, I suggest having a truce and discontinuing all future wars.
2--If waivers are signed, the relationship is not at risk, and both parties agree to continue the battle, make sure there are pre-made rules to follow. For example, the party that is the tickelee and not the tickler must hold their head still and not bounce it up and down while struggling to free themselves from the grasp of the tickler. Heads are hard. When they make contact with the bone surrounding the eye ugly things can and will happen.
3--And finally, one must realize if the above rules are not complied with, the following will occur at some point. See below.
--This is the aftermath of a tickling match from last night. And, as a disclaimer, when I say tickling it is not a subliminal message for some kinky bedroom fun. It is just as it sounds...tickling. When Loren and I got married he bragged that his dad was the ONLY person who could tickle him. Well me, being the competitive person I am, took that as a challenge and every few months I feel the urge to remind him that I too can tickle him to the point of tears.
A couple nights ago during a guitar hero battle with his friend Mitch, I took the opportunity to stick ice down Loren's pants thus causing Mitch to gain the upper hand and beat Loren. Since then he has been trying to get me back. Last night he did get me back so I decided to tickle him as a form of retaliation. I proceeded to do so and when I was going down to give him a little kiss on the cheek, in an attempt at a truce cause I was ready for bed, he sat bolt upright and his hard noggin connected with the bone surrounding my eye. That, my friends, is the cause of my black eye. I currently am going to hide behind sunglasses until it fades because, well it's just embarrassing. In Loren's defense, he felt AWFUL. Maybe that will result in flowers or something nice when he comes home from work today. :-)
What about you? Any embarrassing injury stories you care to share with me?