On the Other Hand…

by doodaddy on August 14, 2009


Into the woods.
Note the fancy hiking boots.

Some days I have the hardest times with what should be the easiest parenting calls.

We’re on vacation; it’s our first day in the cabin, which is remote enough from retail establishments that what we have is pretty much what we’ll get.

And Fern is putting every single sticker we brought on a single piece of paper.

Stickers are a fantastic bridge activity — we need stickers. If she uses them all up now… I should make her stop sticking them all together.

On the other hand, we’re in a cabin! Engulfed in nature! We can find pinecones or squirrels and play with them!

On the other hand, she’ll ask for stickers tomorrow, so I should make sure some are reserved for each day.

On the other hand, what a great teaching moment! “You’re out of stickers today because you used all your stickers yesterday. Next time, we’ll plan ahead!”

On the other hand, “Oh, please stop screaming, darling… the baby is napping… oh, please…”

I’m a wimp. I saved some stickers.

Which, of course, she ignored for the rest of the trip.

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Dan August 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm

The stickers in our house tend go on the wallpaper and the furniture. Our entire lounge will shortly be decorated with glitter butterflies and tiny pictures of Nick Jr characters.

It’s a look I suppose.

Oh, and for some reason I really love that photo


doodaddy August 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm

@Dan – It’s about as much of her face as I get on film these days…


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