Wrapped Around Her Finger

“Mommy, do you have any string?”
“I’m sure I do, what kind of string?”
“Um, like yarn. Fat yarn.”
“Yes, I have that. Why don’t you grab your blue yarn, it’s in your room.”
“Well, I want to use that only for finger knitting only.”
“Well, what do you want this yarn for?”
“For wrapping around my toes.”

Remember that? I can remember taking a piece of string and wrapping it methodically around my finger until the tip turned purple. And being warned repeatedly by my mother and father of the folly of this. I even remember tears and panic at not being able to get the string off fast enough when my finger started to hurt.

“Why do you want to do that?” I ask casually, because I can’t for the life of me remember why I did it.
“Because it’s fun.”
“Well, it’s really not good for your body. You could really hurt your toe or your finger by wrapping string or yarn around it.”

I say this, and I know it won’t matter. I’ll find her, sometime soon, wrapping a string too tightly around one of her tiny appendages.

Because this is what kids do.

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  1. My team uses dental floss, yarn is for wrapping around Barbie’s here.
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  2. dave and kathy says:

    It an experiment in cause and effect and if forewarned also a test of theory.

  3. It is kind of fun to watch your finger tip turn purple.
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  4. She sounds such a cute doll!!!
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  5. Indeed.


    So very wise of you to bite that back.

    (I’m afraid I’m not always wise.)

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  6. sandraw2580 says:

    So adorable! I remember my nephew sucking on his left arm leaving a bruise. I use to do that as well even though they say its not a good thing to do, I didn’t stop my nephew because he should experience things that only kids do.
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  7. Aishiteru says:

    Haha!I remember my old days too when I love doing this.. My mom always telling me that is bad but I can’t help it.. It is being my habit.. Thanks for sharing your stories to us.. Keep it up!
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  8. Awesome. Yeah, this is what kids do. I remember doing it myself too, when I was little. And nowadays when I use dental floss, my fingertips go all purple, and I hate it! :)
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  9. I also used to do that when I was a child. I use a string to knot my finger and watch as the tip go violet.

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