Friday, March 26, 2010

Pretty Nails

For a year or two Avery has had the nasty habit of biting her fingernails.  I was disheartened when she started because I was a chronic nail biter for most of my childhood until I was about 16 or 17, when my boyfriend/future husband told me it would mean a lot to him if I quit.

Anyway, out of nowhere, Avery decided she was going to stop biting her nails...just like that.  The only explanation she really gave was that she "wanted to look pretty".  As a reward, I thought it would be fun to go let her pick out some nail polish.  Her daddy thought it would be extra special to go to the nail salon and have them done.

So, one afternoon he carved out an hour to take Aiden so just us girls could go.  It took four different stops before we found a place that had a walk-in opening but when the girls walked in and found out they could pick any color they wanted, they got wide eyes and big smiles.  Not surprisingly, we ended up with pink and purple, both with sparkles on top.

If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings, who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit, and that's why you're worshiped.
Psalm 130:3


Rebecca Jo said...

What a fun "girls day"... I love the intensity that they are looking at their beautiful painted nails!

H-Mama said...

That sounded like a perfect reward. How fun!

Leep Kids said...

So sweet, wait till they start painting their own. Clovers first time she painted her nails, her fingers, and some of the