Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BANG-DADES

Sweetpea has had a love affair with the band-aid box for quite some years now, and is allowed to get out her own, open it, apply it wherever necessary, and dispose of the little flips and flitters of wrappings. She gets boxes of Tinker Bell and Dora and Cinderella bandaids in her Christmas stocking, Easter Basket, etc., like other kids get candy. She long ago christened them "bang-dades," which seems a particularly appropriate malapropism.

She was playing a serious game of Triage when we had breakfast yesterday, and applied quite a few to one and all present, and I noticed that when her Daddy came in from work in the afternoon, he was still sporting a fancy green Tinker Bell bandaid around one finger. Kinda sweet, actually.


Of course, this fascination has led to a great number of sticker-books and all their attendant embellishments---if it will peel and stick to something, she's your girl. Yesterday, she was very quiet for a while as I was busy in the kitchen. I emerged to take a peek, and there she was, sitting in "her" chair watching Fifi and the Flowertots, her lap filled by a sticker book the size of a dictionary, and all totted up with stickers up and down her pants legs and shirt sleeves. The piece de resistance, though, was the personal decoration.

Y'all have a good day, now---Me and Miss Hanna Belle Lecter will be over here having some butterbeans and a nice Sealtest.




12 comments:

Keetha said...

SO SWEET! Oh, how cute.

My son, and he's nine, loves BandAids, too.

Patsy said...

How cute Sweetpea, is a doll.

Beverly said...

You've got to love a girl that loves stickers - pretty stickers, of course.♥

Marlene said...

Sweetpea, Sweetpea, you are an adorable little one all dolled up with those pretty stickers! Rachel, my niece adorned herself with aqua markers one Saturday afternoon and was still quite beautifully "tinged" the next day for Sunday School and church. So, as Beverly said,
you've just got to love a girl that loves stickers!

mustard seeds said...

Cute. Jackson loves a Bandaid too. He just doesn't like taking them off.
Sheila

Cape Coop said...

Kiddle is 21 and STILL adores(and adorns herself with) stickers and sticky bandages! Have you seen the funny bandages available these days? There are even pickles and toast shapes!

Bev said...

You mean they are not called Bang-Dades? Beautiful..sweet sweet girl!!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how adorable -- and very creative! I know that brightened your day. It did mine.

Jeanne said...

Rachel. I am feeling better each day. thank you as always for your concern and good wishes.

Your darling Sweetpea made me laugh out loud. That is one sure way to make her be quiet. Children do the funniest things. She is beautiful.

Here is the link to my aunts antique buttons...
http://backyardneighbor.typepad.com/backyard_neighbor/2009/10/antique-buttons-with-a-whole-new-meaning.html

Maybe you can copy and paste.

Let me know if this doesn't work.

Happy days with Sweetpea to you and yours,
Hugs, Jeanne

Kat said...

She is adorable!!!!!!!!

Hugs,
Kat

Tonja said...

That is one precious picture! And one more than precious SweetPea!

Kim Shook said...

Mike came upstairs to get me to come down and look at this post and that picture! I just hooted at both! And that last sentence? Perfect. You do beat all, girl!