Monday, February 16, 2009

China Bandaids

In case you are wondering what Zoey is sticking all over the chair in this picture, let me clarify. Those are china bandaids.


China bandaids. As in, leaving her alone in the room for five minutes only to discover a trail of pink plastic wrappers leading to the scene. Yes, china bandaids: as in mommy what are these? And I hesitate and then hesitate some more before tentatively answering that they are bandaids that mommies sometimes wear on their vaginas but that they are not for big girls like Zoey? And I finish the explanation with a question mark, just like that. You know, vagina bandaids? For that part of you that exists on the other side of the world? As in: the rest of the weekend spent telling Zoey that no, I would not buy her a box of china bandaids of her very own.
But that's okay, because now, forever after, I have a name for them that does not begin with maxi or include the word sanitary.
You're welcome.

33 comments:

tiffany said...

HA! That is awesome!

At least she isn't coloring on them :)

Tess said...

Oh man. That picture is going to be featured prominently in the "embarassing photo montage" at her wedding.

I *Heart* You said...

i think if she had opted for the ones with wings you would have yourself a serious piece of art there. :)

Regardez Moi said...

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I. love. this.

China bandaids. Brill.

my little cousin walked in on her mom (my big cousin) in the bathroom inserting, um... a china Q-tip. She exclaimed: Mommy! What are you doing with that PeePon?

So that's what my family calls them now. PeePons.

Ana said...

genius....

Petunia Face said...

Ah, yes--the wings would have made them butterfly bandaids!

As for the inevitable "peepon" question: Yeah. Um. I've been quite literally turning my back on that discovery as I do not want to encourage anything going in there just to be like mommy. Ahem. Shuffle, cough, hair falling in my face. Jeez.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Hilarious!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I love the look on her face! She's so proud!

Jen said...

That is SO funny! Leah likes playing with those too...WTF??

That Girl Designs said...

thanks so much for this laugh today. i needed it. bless you!

melissa said...

Totally, thank you.

Simply AnonyMom said...

Brilliant! Waht a smart mommy for giving her a word that sounds like such a cute thing. I told this to hubby and now he knows the code!

Oh Brother! said...

I was NOT here.

bro

Leslie/Miss Havisham said...

Oh that poor child. This photo will most certainly end up at the rehearsal dinner photo slideshow as Tess said above.

I actually just came in to comment that this is one of those pictures of a child where you can look at her face and predict what she is going to look like around age 18. At least I think I know. Fascinating.

{michelle} said...

Hahaha, that is too funny, great picture to remember that moment too for when she gets older

Erin said...

That's hilarious!

Vanessa said...

Oh my God. That's too funny. Keep that one on file when you need to embarrass her later in life!

Lovebird said...

this post made my day, your little girl is darling!

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

Thank god I have no need for China Bandaids anymore(nor for a long, long time...the only blessing of premature menopause to be sure), but damn that's a great name and a great story, worth sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of pride on her face, as though she's just taken an Ikea chair and transformed it to a Chippendale with her magical china bandaids. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

My 4 year old daughter calls them "mommies diapers".
Whatever they want to call them is fine with me and gives us a good laugh!

Kimberlee said...

Priceless. Love it - China bandaids and peepons - of course!

My poor mother, after giving birth to moi almost 30 years ago decided she would try out the new self adhesive 'china bandaids' having used the old 'belt and china band aid' up until then. Poor mum though..... she 'tried it out' the wrong way, sticky side up...... nothing like a 'wax' hours after birth.... xx

lessons said...

i think that is the magical age of wonder- my little sister discovered "bandaids" around the same time. i'll never forget her coming out of her room with her little yellow stretch pants on...and large, rectangular lumps all through her pants. over her knees, her thighs, her bottom...bandaids everywhere. kids are awesome.

Aartee said...

oh man the things they come up with!

JennyLo said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!
ps- when I was "coming of age" and had to wear maxi pads I shared a bathroom with my (then still kid) brother. He took out the bag of maxi pads from under the sink and asked me why I had all those "presents" wrapped in pink paper. lmao!

Sharon, The Queen Blogger said...

Oh I love you for telling that story ... reminds me of my own that I just simply CANNOT put on my own blog, but will put on yours:

My 8-year old saw me drying off in the shower. She looked in horror at the string hanging out of my "China" and exclaimed "Mom! You have trash coming out of you!" She looked disgusted at me and left the bathroom as I stood there naked, laughing.

SGM said...

China bandaids! With a photo! I can't stop giggling.

I remember when I had to hide the tampon box from my 3 yr old--she would rip all of them open and offer them to people as "treats." Lovely.

monkey said...

i'm laughing all the way down to china.

seriously, i'm not sure what's funnier.
the name 'china bandaid' or the mere fact that your first reaction to her question was to answer that they are bandaids for your vagina.

killing.me.

Pink Wallpaper said...

oh my dear god, that is funny! she is so stinkin' cute!!

Bird* said...

hi.lar.i.ous

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

UM AMAZING.

And man alive is she ever lovely!

Nathan said...

That's the best name I've ever heard for these. It's been 5 minutes and I'm still laughing.

GRAVITY LETS YOU DOWN said...

OMG. Hilarious.