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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tall Man Lockdown

Tall man lockdown....let me explain. Remember now, if you read the last post, I have in mind being a fragrant aroma of Christ to my children, caught more than taught, right? Hmmm. Take 2. Son goes upstairs to take a bath to remedy source of undisclosed discomfort. Moments later, much later actually, son returns to Mother whose own head was in a towel heading for a bad hair day as sure as I live. Son returns only not alone, this time with my fav Michael W. Smith CD encircled about , one might say, his tall finger....a.k.a. "Tall Man." (See Bob Jones K5 Math.) Hmmm. What to do. I'm thinking, o.k. if it can go on, it can come off. Wrong. Wait, yes, but only in pieces. Did you know you can use PAM spray for a lot of things, but NOT for the removal of CD's from 6 year old boy fingers??!!! It did come off with a good pair of scissors amidst the hysterical fright of the boy fearing his own finger would be removed as well (oh, like I almost did to his ear cutting his hair 2 years ago now). The visual for the uninvolved reader evokes a laugh as it probably will to me tomorrow. Actually, it is hilharious. His final response to me when he looked at his puffy red finger, "Look what you did to me." The fragrance of correction was quickly released in our home. Amidst my sorrow over a hard morning my children threw love and hugs and kisses and more of the same as I stood with awful hair in our kitchen today. All is truly well.

10 comments:

Irma said...

That's funny! Poor kid! Poor cd! But still funny, I can totally picture it!

Nancy said...

Hi Kathy, fist of all thanks for visiting. I just read thru your post that is funny but I bet your son didn't think so at the time.. Raising kids is sure a challenge..but rewarding at the same time.

Kathy said...

Nancy, I'm with you on the reward. Sometimes it comes much later in their/our lives, and then sometimes it comes instantaneously. That keeps me hopping from stone to stone!

It's All Good! said...

Oh my! Love his response! Hope the day got better.

Penless Thoughts said...

I can just picture this one!!!!!
Susan

B said...

How funny is that story? The funniest part is that, of course, it was your fault. lol No matter what happens to my kid, she always looks at me and somehow it ends up being my fault. Go figure!
Thanks for stopping by again at B'z Place. Hope the rest of your week goes well. O, and if you do decide to "cause your kid to get a red, swollen finger again from a cd, make sure it's not one that you like! Just kidding! :-) God bless.
Brenda

Kathy said...

Mom's should be speechwriters. I remember giving one shortly after the CD was removed. I think the memory of this event will be long preserved in the Halls of Humor within our hearts. : )

Mel said...

Hi Kathy--thanks for your note. :) I loved your funny story...sorry about the CD! Schooling is going well overall, but we are STILL trying to get back into a routine since Christmas! We use Sonlight and MUS and love it (most days). How about you? Have a blessed day!!

Mary Lee said...

Kathy, I know you told me this story over the phone, but it is even funnier wriien down! It made me LOL!

Kathy said...

Mel, great to have you come by again. Do you have an email that we can correspond through regarding homeschooling? I'm dwellingplacemusic@cox.net.

I'm relieved to say, I am atleast able to smile and laugh over all this, albeit somewhat quietly so as not to ruffle sensitive feathers on small boy (with big fingers). It's good for us to read each others real life stuff-soooooo glad none of us need go at this alone!