Sunday, February 11, 2007

"Competent Mother" status revoked

Today, I was with Ellie whilst Paul had a lie in. Actually, I say I was with Ellie but actually I had gone upstairs for a few minutes. Literally no more than 5 minutes. Honest.
By which time...



I couldn't help but ask Ellie why she had put cream all over the window - she's usually such a logical child. Her response? "The window was a bit sore". Anyway, she helped Paul and me to clean it up, and little more was said about it.

Which was probably an error - as I realised over lunch, when I casually asked her what she should do if the window was sore again. "Put cream on it" she replied promptly. We chatted for a bit about this, and she now fully understands that it would be much better to tell Mummy or Daddy.

And the cream has been moved to where it should have been in the first place - far, far out of reach!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh dear... this is worse than the "Sellotape on the TV" isn't it? Steer

Jessica said...

Oh my....

Once upon a time, long ago, my little boy (5 now) was SUPPOSED to be napping. In actuality, he had found the diaper rash cream, and by the time I went to wake him from his nap, he had covered himself, and his clothes and the carpet with that greasy, hard to remove substance.