Band-aids are like crack for kids, especially mine. Seriously, before my husband and I had kids I might have bought one box of band-aids for my husband and myself. Just as we were celebrating our third wedding anniversary, we had our first baby.
Now three years later and having added one more baby to the mix as well, we have bought countless boxes of bandaids. If you have kids, you may just be able to follow this post. My kids don’t need to have any sign of an injury and still feel the need to take a band-aid and put it on themselves just for kicks.
Let me paint a picture for you if I may. Last week one evening, my girls were sitting on the floor together and had somehow managed to liberate or get their hands on a box of Dora the Explorer Band-Aids we had in our house.Here is the addictive bandaids in question!!!
Well by the time they were done, the floor looked like a band-aid factory had exploded right there. They had taken every band-aid out and had opened all the wrappers and were putting them all over themselves. I swear I couldn’t make this scene up if I tried and it was horrific. When asked what they were doing, I was told by Emma, “We have boo boos!” Seriously no one has that many boo boos, but apparently they believed they did and needed to secure as many bandaids as possible for said boo boos!
In the end, not one bandaid survived to live the tale of these two little girls carnage. And this was just one incident on a daily basis, I have lost count how many times a day I am asked for a bandaid. I am sure they love the fact that these bandaids do have their favorite characters, such as Dora (stated earlier), Barbie, Hello Kitty, Disney Princess, Tinker Bell, Mickey Mouse, The Muppets and I could go on all day with the different character band-aids I have bought for them to use.
Now having written this here, it may be my fault for their habit or addiction for band-aids by having enabled them. In the end, I guess I am what you call a band-aid enabler and should probably stop doing this. I wonder if there is a 12 step program to recover from this addiction, because my girls would surely qualify!
And it looks like these kids may qualify too: