Friday, June 11, 2010

Pink Toenails and Purple Teeth

Today is the last day of school for the girls. Which means summer has begun! I will think positive and only rant and rave about the kids home all day if and when there are specific things to complain about. Thinking positive!

Haley will be spending the majority of the summer at her moms since she will be going full time with us once school starts again, with every other (plus some if her mom would like)weekends at her moms.

Her mom will be picking her up today after school. So last night we had her favorite dinner and this morning I spent some time with her doing her hair as she requested (ponytails, part up and part down) and we painted her fingernails and toenails pink.

Well the only other child home at this time was Ethan. As we are sitting at the table cleaning up her nails, clipping them, and then setting her hands out on a papertowel to paint. So Ethan climbs up next to Haley, gets a papertowel, and puts his hands on the towel the same as Haley has. He wants his nails sparkley too. Haley immediately turns to him and says, "Ethan boys can't paint their nails, its only for girls". Well he looked heartbroken and then tapped his hands on the table.
So, I painted his fingernails and big toenails too. Whats the big deal? He just wants to be included and have fun too.
And Daddy can relax, its not the super strong polish, its scented (ice cream cone), glitter, kiddie polish. After 2 baths it will be gone!

So Haley laughs and gets carried over daddy's shoulder to the bus stop. He was busy working during the polish session, so shhhh...he still has no idea his son has pink nails.

Now for the purple teeth (and what will follow later); I cleaned up our messes, Sesame Street was on, and Ethan was running around playing. He likes to color with Haley and I guess there were a couple crayons that missed clean-up last night. Ethan walked into the livingroom trying to wipe his tongue off making spitting noises. I looked up at him and his lips, tongue, and teeth were purple and had little pieces of purple crayons stuck to his face and in his mouth! Thankfully crayons are non-toxic.
Why do children like eating crayons? Or at least enjoy chewing them up and then spit them out? Is there some texture thing that crayons have that is appealing? They don't smell like food and I am sure they don't taste appealing. There is plenty of food available upon request in the house. I just don't get it.
Well later today, once the purple crayon pieces that were ingested make their way out, that ought to be interesting!

Pink Toenails and Purple Teeth!!!

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