Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quick On Her Feet

Setting: My brother's birthday celebration.

Backyard grilling, horseshoe tossin, kids playing...

It was a late night of fun.

So, of course, I brought the kids' jammies to bath it up before loading up to make the 1 1/2 hour trip home.

Plot: After bath, Eli looses it.

Eli: "Mom, my boo-boo! My Scooby band-aid is gone! I had to take it off to get my bath and now I have no band-aid! Aunt Kim, do you have a Scooby band-aid for me?"

Aunt Kim: "Ummm, let's see. {so internally panicking as Mollye Bear is not old enough to even notice that band-aids can perhaps be decorative or thematic...Kim knows she got nothing but skin themed band-aids in the house}

Elapsed time: 2 seconds.

Aunt Kim: "Oh Eli, I have a Make-Your-Own Band-Aid. Would you like to make one for your boo-boo?"

Eli: {totally intrigued, sniffling beginning to break up} "Yes, yes! I want to do that!"

Aunt Kim: {whipping through her Scrapbook supplies cool as a cucumber} How about we design your name?

Eli: "Oh yeah!" {tears immediately evaporating}

Moral of this short story: It appears Aunt Kim is "quick on her feet", don't you think?

Teacher/Mom Extraordinaire, that's her!

.mac :)


Kacey R. said...

That is fabulous! Quick on her feet indeed!

Quick thinking = Happy Kiddos
It never fails...

2 Little Irish Boys said...

She is quick on her feet-I love it!!

A Year in the Life of..... said...

I love it and I will have to use it on my nephews. What a creative and great idea!

TateandLily'sMom said...

That is simply instinct which not all people (or mothers) have. Igglers has some too and I'm always so amazed how quick she can solve the dramatic problem for the day. I, on the other hand, end up with a pile of emotional mess laying on the floor expressing their deepest disappointment in me as a mother :)

The Pink Potpourri said...

aunt kim is brilliant! so creative. way to go!!! that's why you should always have scrapbooking supplies at hand :)

pam said...

She is a genius! You have to be to keep the peace.

Julie said...

So impressed with Aunt Kim!! I will definitely file that one away. That reminds me of when Jack REFUSED to wear any shirt that didn't have a threatening animal or impressive vehicle of some sort on it. *sigh* Kids are so stinkin' cute. :o)

April said...

Oh, my goodness...how have I missed your post? I feel so bad! It was a complete oversight on my part, I assure you! I've missed you, as well!

You are one awesome aunt and a quick thinker, too! Have a wonderful Wednesday AND 4th of July!

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