I think the most challenging and frustrating part of mommyhood thus far is the shame I feel when I look at my daughter's overgrown fingernails and toenails. I suck at clipping them. 100% suck. I've tried sumo-wrestling, headlocking, sneaking-when-half-asleep-in-carseat, and hey-look-at-baby-einstein-not-the-nail-clippers. Sometimes I'll get a couple nails clipped before she over powers me (yes, the eight month old over powers me, hence, the shame).
But today I got them ALL! All ten fingers and all ten toes!!!!!!!! How, you ask? A super sly combo of:
- comfy slouching position in corner of couch
- baby einstein
- 8 ounce bottle
- impeccable timing of just before nap time
- (food coma successfully induced)
- clip nails!