Tuesday, August 28, 2007

And the Oscar goes to ... Ladybug

Ladybug is already a little drama queen.

When she’s tired, she’ll run across the living room, intentionally fall on the floor and pretend to sleep. She’ll even make snoring noises.

When she wants a snack, she walks to the kitchen pantry and says “cooookkkk-eeee” a la Cookie Monster style.

And when she wants to go out, she runs into her nursery to get her sandals, yelling “bye-bye” all the way.

She went through the latter routine the other day, only to find her sandals weren’t in their usual spot. She had been playing with them that morning and left them in the family room, but she didn’t remember that.

“Ma soos,” Ladybug sighed, placing her hand against her face.

But the biggest scene is always reserved for cutting her toe nails. I don’t think we’ve trimmed her toe nails more than a half dozen times in these 18 months of her life. And when I say a half dozen times, that doesn’t mean that all of them get cut at the same time. Instead, I’ll put Ladybug on my lap and hold her legs while my husband grabs her feet and goes for the longest nail.

Ladybug wails and somewhere deep inside her finds the greatest force to pull her feet away before the clipper is even within sight.

“All done! All done!” she’ll scream and cry.

If we get one nail cut, we consider it a victory and let her go. She’ll hop down and run off like nothing ever happened.

“All done!” she says happily.

Yes, all done.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try cutting them when she is a sleep thats what I did it was great!!!

August 28, 2007 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Michelle Mahfoufi said...

We've thought about that but she's such a light sleeper. If she wakes up, she won't fall back asleep. So we weigh the choices: Which do we want more -- Ladybug to sleep through the night or short toenails? Sleeping through the night always wins out ...

August 29, 2007 at 9:45 AM  

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