July 17, 2005

What Next?

Going about my daily activities this afternoon I caught a whiff of a familiar scent; however, I was engrossed in what I was doing and did not think too much about it.

A few minutes later, I caught a second whiff of that same odor. After a brief moment, it occurred to me what it was: nail polish.

Roll call produced Sweet One, but no Wee One.

Not good.

An immediate search revealed Wee One with a bottle of Sweet One's metallic lavenderish/purplish mod-type polish.

She was not painting her nails, just a blue cardboard puzzle box.

Not to startle her into dropping the bottle of polish onto the carpet before I could grab it, I asked evenly: "What are you doing?"

"I'm not painting my nails, Momma, I'm not painting my nails. You told me I couldn't paint my own nails."

Mental note: Change the prohibition from painting nails to using nail polish at all.

"Yes, but what are you doing?"

"Oh, well, I didn't like the blue color on this box. Doesn't it look better with the shiny purple?"

Posted by Christina at July 17, 2005 04:58 PM

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Oh that reminds me of Alan's son a few years back! He was about 5 or 6 years old at the time. I remember Alan and I waking up to a curios smell and wandering around the house to figure out where it was coming from.

Finally we located a tennis shoe that had been doused with (my) nail polish remover....and a living room that had been doused with baby powder to cover the scent! Oy! What a mess!!!

I can no longer remember the reasoning behind the use of nail polish remover.....but at least he was trying to be considerate by attempting to mask the scent with baby powder. (yeah, right!)

Needless to say.....EVERYTHING is out of the reach of children these days!

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at July 17, 2005 06:29 PM

Well, I bet the box DID look better afterwards :)
We have to be so specific with instructions sometimes, otherwise they wiggle their way around them.

Posted by: DaFFy at July 17, 2005 07:52 PM

That is priceless!!! Note to self: give specific directions when giving rules to The Boy.

Posted by: Redhead Mommy at July 17, 2005 09:10 PM

What have you got against the shiny purple?! ;-)

Posted by: zonker at July 18, 2005 06:23 AM

Well, she's right you know, you did say she couldn't paint her nails. But watch out that girl is sharp!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 18, 2005 07:47 AM

Out of the mouths of babes! LOL!
I remember a lipstick alphabet on the television screen once...{wink}

Posted by: Ali at July 18, 2005 10:11 AM

You can't hardly argue with logic liek that. ;-) I learned in painful ways myself how literal kids can be.

Posted by: at July 18, 2005 05:14 PM

that precious child is gonna run rings around you if you aren't very careful! I love her!

Posted by: livey at July 18, 2005 08:52 PM

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