Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vanity Band-Aids Are The New Black

Preschooler has taken to wearing band-aids like they are jewelry.

At first I blamed myself.  When you buy Hello Kitty band-aids, what do you expect? 

Never has a bloody wound been so adorable.

I bought some plain band-aids instead, but it didn't matter.  We still have the following conversation each day:

Preschooler: Mommy, can I have a bandage?  I have an owie.

Me: Examining the proffered but unmarred finger.  You're not bleeding.  I think it's ok.  Can I kiss it better?

Preschooler: No.

Me: Oh.

Preschooler:  Picking at her cuticle until she has a slightly bloody hang-nail.  Can I have a band-aid NOW? 

Me: Defeated.  Yes.

So now there's a new rule in my house: You only get 1 band-aid per day.

After all, I've got to start somewhere.  I don't want my daughter to think it's ok to engage in self-mutilation all in the name of fashion.   She doesn't even have here ears pierced yet.


Marianna Annadanna said...

I like this idea. I might start it myself. Do they have vampire bandaids?

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

Just draw little fangs on the kitty faces.

Marianna Annadanna said...

Somehow not as sexy...