Our Little Addict

14 Mar

Sometimes I don’t feel like the mommy as much as I feel like the “supplier.”  There are certain things that we just cannot let Nia have at her disposal.

1.  Her use of construction paper must be monitored.  Now, I’m not so bad that I hold all the paper and only give her a sheet at a time or anything.  (What fun would that be for either of us?)  But, if I let her have free reign over the entire stash of construction paper, we would need to restock it every day.  It can get out of hand real fast if we’re not careful.

2.  Tape.  Wow, does she have a passion for tape.  She wants to tape everything. Don’t have a hair clip?  Tape it.  Did a glass break?  Tape it.  She will cut up the tiniest pieces of construction paper and then want to tape them together or to other whole pieces of construction paper.  Glue won’t do.  Nope.  She’s gotta have the tape.  It appears as though she’ll keep getting her tape and paper fix thanks to her Aunt Sissy.  She recently sent us a nice supply so as long as I maintain control of how much Nia’s using, we should be good to go for awhile.

3. Flavored/Scented lip gloss.  She would love so much to be able to carry 3 or 4 tubes of it in her tiny purse and apply it liberally throughout any given day.  I would love for her to be able to do that but I can’t let her because she’s allergic to something in them. I feel so bad that I have to confiscate them from her when she gets them as a gift.  (If I don’t she will sneak away and smear them on her mouth over and over again until the gloss looks as though she was eating it as well.)  She always asks, “Can’t I just try a little Mommy?  Just a little?”  My heart breaks because I remember how much I loved those glosses when I was little but I just cannot let her get her grip on the gloss.

4.  Scented lotions. If she could she would use the whole bottle in one day. If she’s even alone with a small bottle for more than a few minutes she smells as though she just painted herself with it.

Ah, and this is only the beginning.  I’m sure it’s only going to get more interesting and challenging as grows up.


3 Responses to “Our Little Addict”

  1. gummibunny March 14, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Great post – but I'm sad for her about the lip gloss too! I wonder if there is any other brand or kind of lip gloss she could use that wouldn't cause a reaction? If you have any idea what's causing the reaction let me know, and I'll keep my eyes out for something that might be better for those sensitive lips.

  2. mom valles March 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    Does the flavored chap stick bother her? I could send a bunch of those to you!! It really is a shame when a little girl can't just smear lip gloss over the area that SHE considers to be her lips…as though her lips extend from ear to ear and from nose to chin!! Hopefully she will outgrow this so that as a teenager she can reapply lipstick and gloss during each and every class period as so many of my students do. It would be such a shame to miss this particular right of passage. Believe me I know all too well that this stage in a girl's life does exist!! Love Mom V


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