Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Band-Aids matter what the boo-boo/bo-bo/ouchie/owie looks like, the Band-Aid is the cure-all. Children are convinced that these little plastic strips contain magical healing powers. And that's just fine by us Mamas, especially if we are also expected to kiss it and make it better. Bandages are a bit more kissable than open wounds.

The great Band-Aid debate: cartoon characters vs. no cartoon characters on your Band-Aids? On the one hand, they're more expensive, and kids seem to want them even more than regular ones. (Why wouldn't you want to plaster Hello Kitty or Spider Man across your kneecaps?) On the other hand, however, the addition of bright colors and fun characters seems to increase the magicalness of the Band-Aid, which can be quite handy in the event of a major ouchie that requires a diversion.

The solution: Make sure you have at least one emergency box of comic strips.

Question for you: Where do you fall in the great Band-Aid debate? 


singlemom1 said...

We keep both around. He gets a character bandaid for legit owies, but pink ones for invisible owies that still need some TLC. It is working out so far.

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Sounds like a good plan!