Friday, November 23, 2007

The Mother-Daughter Bond

Marina and I have a very close relationship. Some days it seems like we can't pull away from each other.

Last Wednesday was one of those days. Marina was sitting in front of my computer, happily working on a project. I was reaching over her, checking e-mail, wondering why she had chosen the computer desk as a craft table.

You should know the computer desk is very small. The space she chose to work on has only enough room for the keyboard and the mouse. That's why I ended up knocking the Krazy Glue to the floor.

Now what would you do if you dropped a bottle of instant-bond glue on the floor? My first impulse is to pick it up. So I picked it up. Then I tried to set it down. Then I learned the true meaning of instant bond. I held up the bottle of glue with one fingertip and began to scold, "Marina!"

Marina's impulse was to try to take the glue from me. As she reached for the bottle I yelled, "No! Don't touch the bottle! It's covered in glue!" At least, that was what I intended to say. Before the "No!" had cleared my lips, her thumb was firmly stuck above my finger.

We were now stuck. And as we realized this we looked at each other and laughed. We probably wasted precious minutes, but we couldn't stop. It's scary how often I can compare my life to scenes from "I Love Lucy." All I could think of was Lucy handcuffing herself to Ricky.

Then Sierra ran over to see what was going on. And I started to yell, "No, Sierra, there's glue on the floor!" I don't think I even managed to say "No" before her sock was bonded to our simulated parquet linoleum. Well this was just too much. I had to do something.

"Chase! Come here and take a picture. I need to put this on the blog." I have my priorities.

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Next time I think I'll have him take different angles. If you look closely you can see my pointer finger stuck below Marina's thumb. Sierra is standing behind us stuck to the floor. She had a much easier time pulling herself away.

Marina and I capped the glue and took ourselves to the bathroom. Luckily, we had a bottle of nail polish remover in there. We used half the bottle. Marina worked her thumb free first. I am reasonably certain that is the reason it took longer to free my fingertip. It is interesting to note that the label didn't tear from the bottle. They must use Krazy Glue for it. My daughter pointed out the warning above my finger. "Bonds skin instantly." Gee, thanks for telling me.


appleleaf said...

Yes, that's a blogworthy moment.
I think Krazy Glue must be the same as what we call Super Glue. I'm scared of that stuff. I've almost had a few fingers stuck together in the past so I treat it with great respect. I'm glad you didn't have to go as far as getting medical intervention to unstick yourselves. I know a few people who have.
PS Thanks heaps for that award! And I'd give it right back. I'll always be back to visit your blog. Creative and interesting things are always happening at your place, as this particular post proves!

Muddy Mama said...

So funny! I love it!

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