February 20, 2009

By The Skin Of His Toes

Aidan takes his shoes off at preschool every day. They don't fight with him about it because, well, that's not likely to lead to him becoming a sociopath so we focus on those behaviors, mkay?

Thursday he stubbed his big toe and tore it up. A bloody, skin hangin' off, nasty mess. He wouldn't let anyone put a bandaid or anything on it so they called me to come try. Like he cooperates with me any more than anyone else, but whatev... I was at Target when they called so I bought him some special Spider Man bandaids and headed into battle.

As soon as I got him sat down and handed him the box of bandaids - which usually makes him ridiculously happy - he takes one look at them and throws the box across the room because they are not Scooby Doo bandaids. I'd bet my husband's paycheck if they were Scooby Doo bandaids he'd have thrown them because they weren't Spider Man bandaids.

Well, today when I was bandaging him up I decided the big gross flap of skin hanging off the tip of his toe needed to come off. Aidan thought otherwise. I'm bigger so the skin came off.

And I paid dearly for that victory.

45 minutes of pathetic crying because he wanted that skin. That was his skin. When I told him his body would make new skin he flipped the hell out because he wanted his old skin.

Please tell me this infuriating, quirky, defiance is not going to last much longer.

10 comments:

Kritta22 said...

Oh my gosh! You are one of the bravest people I know!!

Sara Bonds said...

I love that I can just live vicariously through you until we decide we want kids.

I am not looking forward to them. LOL. Only kidding. Sort of.

Funny in my mind said...

I have some bad news. I don't have an answer. And I am the wrong person to ask. Because my kids dislike me a lot right now.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Who knew someone could be so attached to toe skin?

Krissi said...

OMG! I totally cringed as I read this thinking of how to even go about such a task with any little boy... much less Aidan :)

Stacie said...

hahahah....boys are more dramatic than girls sometimes...and by judging the men I've had in my life, nope, it NEVER ends. :)

Debbie said...

I'd say just 15 years or so. But, that is just a low guess.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

I read this and got that weird pain-shudder of empathy you sometimes get when people talk about injuries... Poor kid!

Isn't it funny how kids get something in their heads, and there is no changing their minds?

Karen said...

I have an Aiden, well actually, she's a Malarie, but anyways... She is never happy. If I give her pants she wants a dress. Dress, she wants pants. We fight about EVERYTHING, all the time. Exausting... I'm not sure how old Aiden is, but Mal is 5 and it seems to be going down hill fast... I need help. Please let me know if you come up with anything (other than beatings, time out, duct tape in the closet.....)

Jenners said...

Ick! I don't know if I could have done that ... but after poops and boogers, I guess a little skin flap isn't so bad. Maybe he'll wear shoes now. And I would like to tell you this stage goes away soon but I have no idea ... I'm a novice mom!

Hope the trip went well.