Monday, April 2, 2012
All Hail The Healing Power of Band-Aids
It's a Sesame Street band-aid.
Affixed to my son's leg with a piece of CLEAR PACKING TAPE.
Oh, what's that?? Why?
Why, you ask?
I will tell you why.
Because when a beloved band-aid falls off after two or three days of wear, OH THE PAIN, OH THE AGONY, OH THE TORTURE OF IT ALL. ALL HIS INNARDS ARE FALLING OUT THROUGH A THREE DAY OLD, ONE INCH LONG SCRATCH ON HIS SHIN. IT BURNS LIKE FIRE.
And, also, BERT! NEED BERT BAND-AID! NOTHING ELSE WILL DO.
So, if YOU were an overtired, exasperated mother who just wanted everyone to CALM THE HECK DOWN ALREADY, and who did not HAVE any more Bert band-aids in the box, (the box, that, for the record, you curse yourself for ever buying in the first place,) you too might smack Bert back on with a little packing tape.
And then you might photograph it. And immortalize it on the internet. So that you can always remember to NEVER EVER judge another mother for doing something RIDICULOUS to placate their children.
Because you now realize that you are SO that mother.