Saturday, August 2, 2008

Oh Woe is Toe!

Like a blind dog, if you move something around in my house my daughter is sure to trip over it, fall over it or run smack into it. She has all her routes in the house hardwired in her brain, and woe betide that something gets rearranged, she is an accident waiting to happen. As was the case this morning when the carpet cleaner was left in a new corner of the kitchen. A corner, it seems, that my daughter is quite fond of utilizing. She tripped over the edge of the carpet cleaner not once but three times. On the last toe stubbing incident, she happened to notice that I was watching her. Cue the dramatics.

First, this limber little creature (and for all her clumsiness I was impressed) stood on one foot and proceeded to pull the injured toe up to her mouth and started sucking on it. Then she started in with the Oscar winning lament about needing a doctor.

"I need a doctor," she said, "I need a band-aid, I need a cookie..."

So of course, I replied, "the doctor is only giving out shots today. So if you want a shot we will jump right on over to the doctor's office and get you one of those."

Her counter offer, "OK Mommy, we can go get cookies from the store after the shot."

I feel sorry for her high school debate team. They won't stand a chance against her.


Feisty Irish Wench said...

Sucking on her own toe while standing? Did she mention the cookie had to have sprinkles?

And of course she was willing to get shots from the doctor, they give you a band-aid when you get a shot! ANNNND they have extras!! Details mom, details.

insanelybusymomma said...

OMG she is too comical! Reminds me of my 5 yr old, glad we don't live closer, they'd have us in the nut ward Persnickety!

tysgirl said...

I also wondered if the cookies were going to require sprinkles :)

The Broken Man said...

He he! You are right - definitely a debater in the making! :)

The Broken Man