Friday, December 07, 2007

All-purpose

I feel certain you'll be relieved to learn that, should you leave your preschool-age twins unsupervised for two minutes, tops, during which time they determine that Wright's Silver Cream might serve quite nicely as a facial masque, actually, that the calm and pleasant voice on the other end of the poison-control hotline will neither mock your unnecessary hysteria nor report you to the authorities for absymal parenting skills, but will simply reassure you that this mild skin irritant, once rinsed off the skin, should cause your children no permanent harm.

Please note, however, that your heart will race wildly, then break a little when, after a proper scolding and thorough cleansing, you ask your daughter what on earth possessed her to do such a thing and she looks at you, clear-eyed and beautiful and, yes, tarnish-free, and answers, "Because I wanted to be grown up, Mommy."

6 Comments:

Blogger Tracey R. said...

"and she looks at you, clear-eyed and beautiful and, yes, tarnish-free, and answers, "Because I wanted to be grown up, Mommy.""

I love you Amy

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's our Katie...oh man, I needed that..

xox mar

1:31 PM  
Blogger anniemcq said...

Oh, Franklin, will you be my mom? You are amazing, and your kids are so, so precious.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no, choking back sobs...why HOW is it going so fast? Sweet little darlin...

MM

9:49 PM  
Blogger Lady Di said...

LMAO --don't feel bad -- g-man and i came home from a date once to find my mom on the phone with poison control because my dad brushed j's teeth with that blue stuff you spray on your sunburn to numb it. those folks are very kind and reassuring (and apparently, that's not poisonous in small quantities, either -- but j said it tastes bad!)

10:49 AM  
Blogger sarah kate said...

oh katie of few words (at least around us). when she speaks, we should all listen.

7:16 PM  

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