Sunday, March 25, 2007

Things that break your heart a little

Recently Evan has discovered that band-aids are fun and not merely functional. I bought some fun character band-aids in what I thought was a lame attempt to make his twice a month toe poke for his INR test a little more fun. He seemed to think the band-aids were ok, but nothing special the first time I used them.

This afternoon we were fish watching in his room. Our home INR test kit was sitting on top of his dresser and he saw it. He got excited and started saying something that I could not understand at first. The word was band-aid. He was willing to have me test him so that he could have a beloved character band-aid. Instead I just gave him one to put on his arm.

10 comments:

txmommy said...

sometimes me kids are so cute or so sweet they make me ache!
That would be one of those moments. Sweet boy!

chelle said...

Agreed ... he is a sweet sweet boy ... moments like that totally melt the heart!

Darren a/k/a Clare's Dad said...

That's great. I think most kids end up liking band-aids. Clare wants one even if she lightly bumps into something.

Overwhelmed! said...

What a sweetie! My Snuggle Bug hasn't figured out the fun of band-aids...yet. :)

Knitting Maniac said...

He is such a sweet little man!!!! It amazes me the strength that you show with everything that little man has been through!

It HAS to be the name Evan! They are all destined for greatness!

Gina said...

I see where you are coming from, although I think most of them go through a band-aid obsession phase, regardless.

The New Parent said...

Hi--my daughter, who is 3 1/2, still loves the idea of putting on a Band Aid. For her it's the whole
process—opening the box, choosing the right size, taking the Band Aid out of the box, opening the wrapper and applying the little plastic thing.

She'll look at me when she's finished and say, "Daddy, it feels better now."
It's amazing to see how much joy comes from such a simple thing.
Thanks for the post!

a blogging dad.

Amber said...

What a sweetie pie! I don't know what it is about those things but Haddie used to go through a pack a week until I put a stop to her addiction. I'm sure it didn't help they were Dora band-aids... :-)

Sarah said...

I bet he was SO glad you were able to find a more humane option to supply him with a bandaid! Way to go, Mom!

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

Oh yes, bandaids are magic, doan-cha-know? It never seems to stop, either! That and a magic mommy kiss and everything is all better.