Thursday, August 21, 2008

Let's play good choice, bad choice

Ok, so nobody's ALWAYS a perfect parent.

Good Choice:
Spending quality Mommy/Daughter time after I got home last night from going out to dinner with a friend. Darling reminded me that I PROMISED to paint her toenails FOREVER AGO!

What's better bonding than girlie pedicures? Sounds like a great time, right?

Bad Choice:
Trying to paint an excited 4 year old's toes in the bathroom with "Toepaint for Big Girls" (mine) instead of going into her room and digging around for the "Kiddie Toepaint That Peels Off Easily".

Here's what went down:
After repeatedly telling Darling to sit very, very still and not wiggle her toes, New Birthday Kitten comes in, pounces her feet as I'm painting the last baby toe. Darling freaks out at the attack, starts running, knocks over the "Toepaint for Big Girls". There's paint on the mostly white cat, there's red paint on the mostly white bathroom floor and a trail on the hardwood floors. Oh yeah, and there's paint on the couch as she dives for Daddy. And paint in Daddy's leg hair.

It was a nail polish blood bath.

Next time I'll use the Kiddie polish and shut the bathroom door.


Andy said...

Ahh but think of the memories and great stories you can tell at her wedding!

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Erin said...

Here from ICLW. Oh bad choice. At least you weren't the babysitter making that choice :)

Your daughter does rock!

kateypie35 said...

Here from ICLW too...
heeehehehehehe...this totally cracked me up...especially the poor white cat running around all drippy...heheheheheh

Anne said...

Nail polish comes off the couch (hopefully!). But, if your daughter is anything like mine, the hard feelings and anger over a broken promise would NEVER go away. Here's to many more painted toes!

alicia said...

ha ha oh no!!! what a adventure!

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Fifty K said...

Here from ICLW. Great blog. It was a nice thought but it just went wrong. Very funny story!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Here from ICLW...
"Nail polish blood bath" -- hilarious! I think of all of the places that were hit by the nail polish, the cat might be the hardest to deal with. It's been a few days since you posted this, so hopefully everyone and everything is now back to normal.