Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Well that was a bad idea.

I was dressing a very tired Claire for the night after she'd had a long bath with Jake. She caught sight of her wrinkled fingers, then held them up for close examination. She was very, very concerned. I tried to explain that it was just the bath, that her fingers would be normal soon. Her little forehead furrowed. She said in a voice with an edge of hysteria, "I don't like that." After a long pause and further examination, she said it again in an even edgier voice. "I don't like that!"

Thinking quickly, I called, "Hey Jacob! Come in here for a sec! Show Claire that your fingers are wrinkly too." Just as I was mentally patting myself on the back, I noticed that Jake was closely examining his hands. His forehead was furrowed in the exact same manner as Claire's. Then in the same quasi-panicked voice, he declared, "I don't like that."


Kelly said...

One step forward (or so you think) and two steps back. I think we've all thought things were a good idea at first and then learned otherwise a short time later. :) No permanent damage done (we hope). Who knows... this may result in shorter baths and earlier bedtimes. LOL

Jen said...

Wait till the first time one of them sleeps wrong and wakes up with a numb finger. That happened me to for the first time a few days ago. I woke up to a completely numb pinky. I don't like that.

Christy said...

I'm shocked that it took this long for them to notice pruney fingers! I obviously need to teach them to be more observant.