As parents and grandparents, we often forget that kids pay more attention to what we DO than to what we SAY.
AND they imitate us. My 3-year-old granddaughter, Avery, was spending the night with me last week and when it was bedtime, we both brushed our teeth, and then I washed my face as she reached into a drawer under the counter that held a bag of Q-Tips. Avery reached into the bag and grabbed one.
I sprung into action, practically leaping across the sink in a single bound, because I didn’t want her plunging the Q-Tip into her ear. Avery, however, was gently jabbing the Q-Tip into her eye! My drama queen persona leaped out of me.
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”
I don’t know if anybody has ever actually gone blind after using Q-Tips on an eye, but I wasn’t about to take any chances.
Avery registered shock at my reaction, but continued jabbing the Q-Tip on her eyes.
As with everything that occurs in situations like this one, I had an “Aha” moment when I remembered that her mother removes her eye makeup using – you guessed it – Q-Tips. If imitation is a form of flattery, Avery’s mama should be proud. Heat attack abated, I found a good reason to write another blog.
Photo above is of my daughter, Brittney, and her daughter, Avery.
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