Thursday, September 17, 2009

(Time) Stamps

Is it just me or do you also hate when your kids get stamps on their hands or feet (yes feet, they do this at the twins gymnastics place) It's like an automatic countdown to having to bathe the kids before someone sees them days later, with the same stamps on their little bodies....

It's like saying, Guess what I haven't done? I haven't bathed my kids in 4 days, I know you know. I see you looking at those stamps, wondering what the odds are they they got the same exact letter stamped on their hand at the gym nursery, 3 days later.

The worst is when these stamp opportunities fall on the day after I have bathed them, that's just embarrassment waiting to happen. Sure, some of the stamps come off with wipes, and some will come off with the wipes with a little elbow grease and with the sacrifice of a little skin, and that can't be good.... all the time anyway.

I should probably just politely decline the ink, but they love them so darn much I can't bear to see them deprived of such a simple thing. Lest I be compared to Kate Gosselin (again!)


countryfriedmama said...

I had this very thought yesterday, when I spotted a big, fat "O" on Belly's leg. She got that at the gym. But I didn't go to the gym yesterday. Oops.

Anonymous said...

Wait. Someone compared you to Kate Gosselin? What did I miss?!

And yes, I HATE those stamps. Especially since I don't give my kid a bath every night. Or even every other. Hell, it's not even every 3rd night.

What? It's fine. Really, it is. I wash her down with a warm washcloth every night. I comb her hair two times a day. I supervise the brushing of her tee...

Crap. I don't think I've taken a toothbrush to her teeth since school on....huh...interesting...Thursday.

Man, I'm an awesome Mom, no?


Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I have the same problem when they play with markers at school. They come home with marks on their hands, arms, legs and face. ALL THE VISIBLE PLACES.