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It's just gross…

Let me begin by saying that I love my husband and I love my children.

But I HATE fingernails.  And I HATE cutting them.

It’s just gross.  Have you seen what lives up in there?

It is so disgusting that I really believe that Mike Rowe could add “nail guy” to his list of dirty jobs.  Seriously…what you can’t see is often more disgusting that what you can see.

Anyway, my husband(who is wonderful in many, many ways) doesn’t trim the kids’ nails.  Might I remind you that he’s a stinkin’ pediatrician, and he won’t cut his own kid’s nails.  This is something he should be able to handle, but it somehow always ends up on the mommy to do list.  I’ve tried to out-wait him several times.  Surely, I thought, he’ll eventually pull out the clippers.  Oh, but no…I wait and wait, and after getting a scratch on my face or on the baby’s face or after someone stabs someone else, I break down and trim them myself.

And I say, “This is the last time I’m doing this.  He can do it next time!”

But month after month, I find myself searching for clippers and wrestling the kids until we’re all hot and covered in sweat and tiny, disgusting miniature nail bits.  (You’re welcome for that mental picture.)

Oh…and you silly people who think you can trim a baby’s nails when they’re asleep?  I’ve tried that multiple times with all three of my kids.  It doesn’t work.  Did you drug them before the nap?  Is that the critical step I kept missing???