Nail Clipping

One of the many joys of parenting is clipping your children’s nails until they’re old enough to do it themselves. Seeing as how Ruby is many, many years from the doing it herself stage of fingernail clipping, the responsibility falls to me and Kyle.

Clipping Ruby’s nails used to be hard because she’d cry every we did it. Now it’s hard because there’s so much going on in the world that is so much more interesting than getting fingernails clipped. And she must point at it, and grab it, and wave her hands at it, and crawl to it, and, and, and…

Needless to say, cutting her fingers has made me better at wrangling. Before I’m done having kids I’ll be a professional wrangler.

Hoo, yeah! Just what I always wanted.

Just kidding. Is there a way to get nails to stop growing? Because clipping tiny, moving-at-the-speed-of-lighting nails is kind of a pain.

3 thoughts on “Nail Clipping

  1. Mom says that she once had a rambunctious little curly-haired girl who was also easily distracted. She advises: Cut her nails when she is asleep.

  2. I totally very rarely clipped Caroline’s nails (like I’ve done it 10 times in her whole life) and she’s fine. You may have to have a few more kids before you get to that point thought. LOL

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