Saturday, April 02, 2005


Much calmer now. Still pissed, and saddened, really. But I've told the story to a few others, and the telling helps.

Onto better, trivial stuff:

My mother, god knows why, keeps buying sticker books for my son. He loves them, sure. Me? Not so much. Because I have to remove the stickers since he doesn't have the dexterity or fingernails to do it himself. And he gets grumpy if I'm too slow. Moreover, it's not like he knows what to do with the stickers once he's (well, once I've) freed them from their pages. So we have lots of stickers, some whole, some torn, stuck in various places around the house. The floors, our laptops, my legs....


Blogger Songbird said...

# 1 Son left stickers on car windows, bookshelves and his dresser. (It's mine again now, and those *&%$ stickers still won't come off.) He also exhibited math anxiety, as well as his resentment over how long we were taking to redecorate his flower-wallpapered bedroom, by writing long division problems on the wallpaper. Neither of my other children have exhibited such symptoms.

10:58 AM, April 02, 2005  
Blogger SuzanH said...

That's hilarious. I have (had) a nice heirloom chair that got stickered--it's now at my parent's for safe keeping. We also had Easter Seals stickers on the tile in the bathroom for YEARS before I finally peeled them away.

I hate stickers.

11:53 AM, April 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait till they start giving him projects with glitter.

12:57 PM, April 02, 2005  
Blogger Songbird said...

I despise glitter. Also glue. Also paint. This is why my older two attended a preschool called "Art Play," in order that they might experience art at a safe distance from me.
Crayons are acceptable.

1:26 PM, April 02, 2005  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

My entire home is decorated in address-label stickers. Easter Seals, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, you name it. If it sends junk mail containing pretty address labels, it is represented on my floors and furniture.

And we thought we were so goddam smart, giving him junk mail to play with.

4:28 PM, April 03, 2005  
Blogger Scrivener said...

Did you not see my staircase? Actually, those stickers came off much more easily than I was afraid they would. But we get those goddamned sticker books given to our kids too. Get some of that Goop--it works very well to get gunky residue off.

8:35 PM, April 03, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Will definitely have to go buy some Goop... lots and lots of Goop.

10:34 PM, April 03, 2005  
Blogger Blonde Justice said...

Wow, I loved stickers and sticker books. I put each of my stickers in the book in a neat little line. Except for the stickers that I could put into neat little "scenes."

But I guess I wasn't a normal kid.

8:44 AM, April 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my 8 - year - old is pretty well clear of stickers. 6 - year - old still loves 'em, as does 3 - year - old. Wait till he starts signing the wall in permanent marker. We have gotten smarter about putting permanent markers AWAY.

12:49 PM, April 06, 2005  

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