Friday, February 26, 2010

Am I being neglectful if...

...I let Sabrina get dressed in the morning without me smearing her entire body with moisturizing cream for her eczema? The past two mornings I have left her room while she has picked out her clothes, and she has shown up in the living room maybe five minutes later fully dressed. Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth (that IS the expression, right?), I haven't told her to go back to her room and take her clothes off so we can put on cream. We still put it on at night (though last night that led to quite a struggle) and I'd rather plop her in front of Max and Ruby for an hour (an hour, really!) while I wash dishes than have to sit in her room while she very carefully lays out her clothes exactly as they would go on her body (underpants in the tights, tights in the socks, socks in the shoes...) for 30 minutes and then spend another 25 minutes trying to smear cream on her and then then another 20 minutes getting dressed and then 10 minutes while her toothbrush plays and then we're late to school.

1 comment:

  1. No, you are not being neglectful, in my opinion.

    How many fights can one have a day? Will she put it on herself in the AM before she gets dressed? A little on a paper plate or something? Can you get her arms and face and back while she is watching TV?

    We all do the best we can and that is all we can do.