If I could give any new parent advice it would be this: DO NOT EVER INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO BAND-AIDS. Every one of my kids has done the same thing, become obsessed and suddenly required band-aids for every single bump, scrape, and bruise. Actually, sometimes my kids make up reasons to need band-aids. If they haven’t fallen down recently (which is rare) then they just point-blank ask, “Can I have a band-aid?” I even tried to get just boring ones that grown-ups use. They still insisted on having one for every hint of an injury. What I should have done for each child the first time they actually needed a band-aid? I should have taken a wad of gauze and taped it on with packing tape. That would have not been cool AND it would have hurt coming off.
Maybe then I wouldn’t have to add “Band-Aids” to our permanent weekly grocery list alongside milk and bread. Because that is how fast we now go through band-aids. And those little wrappers? EVERYWHERE IN MY HOUSE. Why my kids can’t manage to get those flimsy pieces of paper in the garbage can is beyond me.
Oh well. At least they make for adorable photos.