Thursday, July 27, 2006

The band-aid

You might notice a band-aid on Olivia's arm jumping out at you in the picture below. You should have seen it before the larger one next to it fell off. She got a paper thin scratch over a week ago from something on her scooter. It was barely a little red from blood, but it was LONG. The two band-aids didn't even cover it.

The problem is, Olivia refuses to let anyone take her band-aids off, she insists on waiting until they fall off on their own. You can imagine how disgusting they get, especially after a week that included two trips to the beach. On the one week anniversary of these particular band-aids we sent her off to sunday school with the larger one barely hanging off her arm and she returned with medical tape holding it back on. What!?!?! I know her teacher probably did it with good intentions, but doesn't she realize that we were anxiously awaiting it to fall off on it's own?

By the end of the day it was still barely hanging in there, but Olivia went into hysterics at the mention of us taking it off. I would ask her about it occasionally with no luck. Finally I asked her if she wanted to give it a little tug on her own, maybe she could do it without it hurting, and to my surprise, she did!

So now we're just waiting for the other one. It's been 11 days and it's still quite fixed on there. Yikes.


  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Leslie said…

    What about trying while she's asleep????

  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger catankgirl said…

    I thought about that, I even joked with her I was going to do that, which freaked her out. I think it might come to it once it gets about ready to fall off. She doesn't mind at all if she just thinks it fell off on it's own. :-)

  • At 10:35 AM, Blogger RLGelber said…

    That is so funny. I wonder what makes her think it needs to fall off on its own.


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