Thursday, October 23, 2008

Learning to be all things!

What is the appropriate response to your two-year-old dropping a bottle of bright nail polish on the bathroom floor and having said bottle shatter?

Be thankful.

Yes, be thankful.

Be thankful that...

1. No little toes or feet were cut in the process.

2. 95% of the polish coated the tile extra thankful for Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser! The remaining 5% was split between a bathroom rug (and they are meant to be disposable right?) and the bedroom carpet (and, should we ever move, that carpet will have to be replaced anyway!).

3. The broken bottle contained a color that really didn't look good on my toes anyway.

4. Auntie Sara was visiting and was able to whisk the kiddos into the other room and keep them occupied (painting her toes!) while I attacked the mess. And, I must say Auntie Sara's toes looked downright splendid. The more polish the better right? And, who says the color on the toesies of the right foot must match that of the left foot?

5. I looked into Ellie's eyes the minute that bottle shattered. At that moment, I saw it was an accident and, honestly, what does a pink floor matter? Had I not been able to clean up all the polish (or most of it anyway!) would it have really and truly mattered? No. I see the spots of pink polish on the carpet as signs of an eventful and happy childhood in progress.


Anonymous said...

It is my toes that are the most beautiful in the world! I proudly showed all at swim practice last night and they were truly impressed at how well the kids did. I love them and they make me smile when I look down.

zenmom said...

I really needed to read this today. Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I want my toes painted now --Auntie Spin.

simplyme said...

It sounds like we could all use a pedicure compliments of Mitch and Ellie! Happy toes make for a happy heart! (Yeah, I just made that up!)