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Falling on my ass really hurts. My mother told me that after taking my first steps I fell smack on my butt. Well, I’ve been whacking my backside on the floor ever since, both figuratively and literally. Today, I did it surrounded by a bunch of five-year-olds.
A little girl with big brown eyes and a purple stain on her overalls leaned over me. She pulled her thumb out of her mouth. “Rebecca, you gonna be okay?”
Trying to maintain a little dignity, I struggled up to my elbows and smiled at the tiny faces peering down at me.
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Joelle Charbonneau is a voice teacher, professional singer, and actress. She is a member of MWA, RWA, and Sisters in Crime. Her mother was a national and world champion roller skater. Joelle lives with her husband and toddler son.