I feel the need to record this for posterity. Plus then when I send a packet of Band Aids (wiggles ones at that) to Andrew and Christine when their first baby is 3ish there will be recorded somewhere why I am being so mean!
So we have band aid issues.
It all started when we stopped over in Sydney at Andrew and Christine’s place on the way home from Queensland. My newly three year olds didn’t know what a band aid was before that and boy do I miss the innocence! I have to admit I don’t even really know how it came about but for some reason one of the girls was offered a Wiggles Band Aid by Uncle Andrew and it has been all downhill from there.
Now they are obsessed with band aids.
Every day they find a new injury that HAS to have something stuck on it. And every night we have the same dramas about said band aid coming off in the bath!
I tried to instigate a ‘no blood no band aid’ rule… but that was never going to work. Izzy would go to great lengths to convince me there was in fact blood… she would squeeze her finger until it went bright red exclaiming ‘look red blood’. And Zoe would be fully convinced that that dot of texta on her palm was in fact blood.. despite the fact that is was green. And there is no arguing with a three year old on these matters.
“It is blood.” that is the only response you will get…. oh along with some wailing about neeeeeeeeeeeeding a band aid and it hurrrrrrrrrrrrting.
These days I can’t even mention the words ‘be careful you might hurt yourself’ without it being an open invitation for a band aid.
“But you said I hurt myself”
“No I said you MIGHT hurt yourself”
“Look I did hurt myself I neeeeeeeeeeeeed a band aid”
I swear we are keeping the band aid companies in business. I just don’t feel it is worth the fight to not give them a band aid, even though part of me recoils at the idea and wonders what with the band aids and their love of medicine what kind of hypochondriacs I am raising here.
At least so far I have NOT been suckered into buying Wiggles band aids…. or any other band aid with some cutesy kiddy picture on it designed to totally suck you in to paying 5 times more than you normally would. My mother has though! I have however been suckered into the multi shaped packs and of course everyone wants the spots or squares and so we are left with loads of boring strips that simply will not do for that ‘spot of green texta on the finger that is about to fall off if it doesn’t get a spot band aid on it this absolute second’.
Band Aids and Whoopee cushions… Andrew and Christine I am keeping a list you know!