Isn't cutting your kids fingernails so hard? It always has been for our family. Jody flat out REFUSES to cut any nails but his own. He just doesn't want to hurt those little fingers.
I have only drawn blood once and that was when Silas was a tiny baby. But now, I'm told, I cut too short and that "feels funny". But I don't HURT them!
The other problem is that my kids are so reluctant to have their nails cut. WHY? I've already established that I have a good track record. I think Luke has just caught the vibe from Silas and Hattie and he just wants to make it a big deal because that's what you do. As soon as I get those clippers out the kids run and hide and make excuses as to why they don't need their nails cut.
Hattie wants her nails long now, so she HATES when I cut them. She is completely convinced that Pa (my dad) is the only one who can paint her nails and if they are too short they won't look good.
Now this week I had a break through with Luke. He LOVES the little song "Where is Thumpkin?". We've been singing it constantly. He always wants to name his fingers. So when I needed to cut his nails the other day, I told him things like, Ooh, Tall-man needs a hair cut. What about Thumpkin...etc. Let me just say, Luke sat stiller (is that a word) than he EVER has while I trimmed each nail. He didn't even run off when we were done. It was great!
Ha! Oh the little things in life.
4 days ago