Here’s another memory I found and it’s a real “Katie classic”! This is one of my all-time favorite “duh moments” she’s ever admitted to! At least this whole incident taught her a lesson…she’s not a bear! Enjoy…..
Well, my daughter did it again! She never ceases to amaze me! The other day, when Katie got out of bed, she told me her back was itchy and would I scratch it. I scratched it and the day moved on.
When I got home from work that evening, Katie once again asked for her back to be scratched. Thinking nothing of it, I obliged and scratched her back. She proceeds to tell me that at school that day, her back had itched but her friend, Sushmita, didn’t know how to scratch it like I did and she was glad I was home so her back could be scratched. I started to wonder why she was so itchy all of a sudden. I went to the kitchen and made supper, and forgot all about her itchiness.
Then came bath time for Katie. As she began to climb in the tub I noticed something terrible on her back! It looked raw, totally brush-burned and scabby! How could I have not known about this? Of course, I immediately questioned her–“What happened here?!!!!!” Katie proceeds to tell me. “Oh, I was really itchy at recess today, and since Sushmita didn’t know how to scratch my back, I used a tree.”
“I used a tree.”
“I lifted my shirt, leaned against the tree and started rubbing up and down until it stopped itching.”
“Like a bear?”
“I guess you could say that,” she says.
“Did you ever think this was a stupid idea?” I asked.
“Do you have any idea what your back looks like? Do you realize you could have given yourself splinters? Do you know you aren’t a bear?” I questioned.
“Yeah, Mommy. But I don’t itch anymore!”
Well, her itchiness had ended after her encounter with the tree, but now it’s back full force since the scabs that formed are starting to come off! When will she ever use her head? I guess she was–she was thinking like a bear! 🙂