Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Little Nugget

Last night as I was putting AK to bed, the oven started beeping - the brownies were done.

I put her in her crib, promising to return after taking care of business in the kitchen.

When I got back she looked at me sweetly, "Mommy, I'm picking my nose."


What she meant was, "Mommy, I am picking the scab on my nose that you have been yelling at me not to touch for a month."

I asked if she wanted to put a Band-Aid on it. "No!"

I tried a new tack, "Okay, how about Mommy puts a Band-Aid on your nose and you put a Band-Aid on Mommy's nose?"

She was all in. And the Band-Aid stayed on my nose for about a minute. Which was 15 seconds longer than it was on her nose.

And she went back to taunting me by picking at the scab. No matter how I tried to distract her, cajole her, forcibly restrain her...nothing worked.

Exasperated, I yelled out, "AK! If you don't stop I am going to leave!"

The response?

"Mommy, leave. Leave, Mommy."

And I left.

This morning the Hoos busted out the liquid bandage. Lord, I hope it works.


A's Mom said...

Yea, good luck on that one. I think the more we tell them to stop/not do something the more they do it. Hope the liquid band-aid works.

Mindy said...

Did the liquid bandage work?