Question: where do most accidents occur?
Answer: in a domestic environment. More especially, in bedrooms belonging to untidy children.
The floor of my children's bedroom contains: underbed box lids, guns, protruding underbed boxes, cars, clothes, bits of castle, hidden socks the likelihood of which ever being found is a matter of speculation, Pokemon cards, Lego, Brio track bits, teddies, sharp bits of plastic which have fallen off crappy plastic toys from China, CDRoms, books, scrap paper, pictures (on scrap paper), pens, pencils, and other sundry bits of an anonymous nature but which probably belong to some game which is totally useless without said bits.
My youngest stubbed his little toe on one of the protruding underbed boxes last night and spent this morning in the emergency department of the local CHU (university hospital) making sure he hadn't broken anything as he would have spent the next 5 weeks in plaster if he had!
I mentioned to him that had his bedroom floor been tidier, we would not at that moment be trying to fit his shoe onto a swollen toe made bigger by a huge alcohol-imbibed dressing held in place by a bandage and he was lucky it wasn't an itchy, annoying plastercast. He was strangely unconcerned and detached about such an observation.
This evening, I removed various guns into their cubby hole, cars into the car box and books back onto the shelves. Everything has a place so that parts of things can be found and made into something because they are with all the other bits and bobs they need to make whatever it is they make; and cars, figures, animals, Lego, Playmobil, plastic balls, clothes ALL have an allotted box, drawer, cubby hole. Does it make any difference? Not in the slightest.
Mind you, I can talk. I am hardly the world's tidiest person, and my mother used to complain I had to take a running jump from the door to get onto my bed when I was a teenager because the floor had not see daylight for many moons (as it were).
Still, I never ended up in the emergency department on a Monday morning having X-rays of my feet because I had a huge, painful swelling on my right little toe. It must have been the practice I had jumping onto the bed that enabled me to do a long jump of 4.31m when I was 13...
Cause and effect. There's no escape!