Jellybean is always in search of band-aids for her little cuts and dings, so someone thought it would be fun to buy her a package of chocolate band-aids for eating during those traumatic moments. She naturally wanted to eat them all immediately so I told her no... and in a moment of monumental motherhood stupidity, I told her she could only have them when she has a boo boo. (Can any of you veteran moms see where this is going?)
So I'm eating lunch peacefully today when Button comes flying into the kitchen:
Mommy! Mommy! Jellybean is trying to hurt herself!
What??? What do you mean?
She wants one of her chocolate band-aids and she said you told her she had to be hurt first.
No! No! No! Stop her!
Button rushes from the kitchen and I hear her yell...
No, No, Jellybean! Stop banging your head against the table!
Seriously, folks... this is a scary honest glimpse into the depths of the 4-year old psyche when faced with a box of chocolate. As soon as I was sure she was in no actual danger, I burst into a fit of giggles from which I have hardly recovered.
I discussed the incident with her later and she assured me that she would never do it again. She also said, "Don't worry... I only get hurt when I'm not trying."