Wednesday, August 03, 2011

{Preparations}

I always find it funny that whenever we are going on a trip I make a list and on that list I always have things to ensure that when we get back home, we return to a clean house.

Why is that funny? Oh because while I'm busy making preparations and gathering, washing, and packing my kids are given free reign to the house making the house in more disarray than it was before my preparations began. I leave the main floor cleaning to be done just before we leave for this reason.

The one item on that list that I'm looking forward to the least...nails. I don't like trimming my kids nails. They move and I freak out...flashbacks of when they were little and clipping the finger tip (on ALL THREE) come to mind, but I suppose I need to suck it up and just do it because I'm over the scratches all over my arms and face.

Any tips on how to make the kids sit still while nail trimming?

Back to packing, cleaning and making messes....

4 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

do it while they're watching a show? Good Luck. I have to wrestle Mason every time. Still. and he's 4. There was a time when Jon had to hold him down while I clipped. It is awful. I hate it, too...

Jaime Stephens said...

For some odd reason all my kids don't mind getting nails clipped guess I should consider myself lucky??.. I love coming home after a vacation to a clean house too it's great!

Heitmann Family said...

I always sang the ABC song while I cut their nails and they loved it. By the time I got to Z I was done with one hand and then would start again for the other hand. Seemed to work for us!!

Lisa and Rustin said...

I just did Blake's while he was snoozing in his carseat on our last trip! Toenails, however are another story...even in his sleep he can't stand his toes touched!