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Not-So Magic Kisses

Well, did you miss me??

I’ve been commanded to blog, so blog I will.  Let me tell you about the highlight of my week.

On Thursday, Ellie had a day.  Actually, a week.  Oh my.  This whole daylight saving time change?  It’s crap.  I believe that the sole purpose of “falling back” is so that people who don’t have children and don’t like children can torture those of us who continue to overpopulate the earth so recklessly.

So anyway…. the highlight of my week.  After the wild day Ellie had with the Saint that is our daycare provider, I decided to take the girls to the grocery store to pick up some frozen pizzas.  Why not reward bad behavior with a delicious treat?  We made it through the shop relatively calmly.  However, in the checkout line, disaster struck.  Ellie took an epic fall and bonked her head on the wall next to us.

The “wind up” when kids are about to wail?  This one was a full 5 seconds.  One-mississippi, Two-mississipi… You know.  The waiting is excruciating.

People stared (c’mon now, ya’ll have been here, too).  I tried and tried to calm her.  We were approaching meltdown, so I decided to pull out Mommy’s Magic Kiss.

Me:  Hey, hey, let me give you a kiss.  It’ll feel better.

Her: (sniffle, sniffle) Oooooo..  kkkkkkk…  (sniffle)

I plant a kiss on the back of her noggin and say a little prayer.  Please work, please work, please work…

Me: Okay, okay, now, are you feeling better?

Her, screaming:  YOU MADE IT WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From there, I may or may not have resorted to bribery.  Checkout-line candy is oh-so convenient that way. And that, my dears, was the highlight of my week.

The end.

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