Monthly Archives: October 2010

A sticky situation

Have you ever gotten a piece of tape stuck on your fingers and tried to flap it off by moving your hands really fast?

On my way out the door, I noticed my 16-month-old daughter, Remi, doing that exact motion. She’d look at one hand, then the other. The object sticking to her, invisible to my eye, was stuck and kept transferring between the pendulum of her tiny hands.

Kids get all sorts of stuff stuck on their hands and it’s funny to watch them try and figure out how to get them off.

However, there is a danger in the things that attach to tiny hands and feet. Something of particular caution is hair. There are young children who have lost fingers and toes because a long piece of hair got wrapped around the appendages and cut off the circulation. Therefore, it’s important to check these things out to be safe.

I grabbed Remi’s hand, taking a swipe to see what all the fuss was about. I didn’t see anything until I glanced at my own hand, revealing the source of her distraction: a booger.

Of course, I let out a loud “Oh my gosh! ” and grabbed a baby wipe to cleanse Remi and myself of this horrible intruder.

And that’s how I started my day.