I Am Not A Napkin - Page 2
But I'm no longer willing to be a member of the "But Mom, you're the best napkin ever!" clan. I refuse to renew my membership in the new year. Sure, I'm often nearby when my daughter is wiping her hands, or eyes, or nose. Sure my clothes may provide a convenient and comfortable alternative. But I'm most assuredly, meant to be the "wiper" not the "wipee."
A napkin is generally defined as a small piece of cloth or paper, usually square, for use in wiping the lips and fingers and to protect the clothes while eating.
I admit, I may be a bit square, but that doesn't mean I want to be folded, dropped, or sat-upon. And no, I wasn't looking at this from a metaphorical standpoint, but you don't have to look hard to assume there's something to this.
I'm not yet sure how to break her habit. Perhaps I need to carry a real napkin with me at all times, and stay on the defensive.
But, I'm determined not to be a napkin any longer. (And in case she's wondering, I'm also not a kleenex or trash can.)