Saturday, March 27, 2010


Lately, Norah has been really, really into having her boo-boos kissed. To the point where the littlest, most insignificant incidents become a big deal where she yells 'Norah Boo-Boo' and demands a big kiss and lots of attention. This was more apparent then ever when we were on the walk home from the park this morning and she licked a dandelion. Apparently dandelion tastes like burning (I sure hope they aren't poisonous....) and she insisted on getting a kiss on her tongue boo-boo. I have a pretty high tolerance for kid schmutz (I don't freak out when she wipes her nose on my leg, I will share my water even though she is the worst back-washer, and I love her sloppy kisses), but even I draw the line somewhere.

Both BVZ and I agreed that something has to be done before she becomes a cutter, so we told her that anything under a 5 on the 1-10 boo-boo scale will only get a 'shake it off' or 'cowboy up' and kisses were reserved for 6 and above. She seemed to take the news well and proceeded to touch a potato bug.


Maryellen said...

That's freakin hilarious. I agree it would be weird to kiss your baby's tongue.

Amy said...

Hahahahahahaha! This is the funniest N pic, HA!

Natalie said...

Good system. Spencer has recently gotten into the band-aid thing. He wants a band-aid for everything. Every. little. thing. We told him he had to be bleeding to warrant a band-aid and then we too made a private joke about him becoming a cutter.

I would also draw the line at kissing the tongue.