Thursday, July 14, 2005

A Note on the Lashes

All to improve her chances to win a cell phone. What does a 6 year-old want with a cell phone anyway? Seriously?

Wouldn't it hurt? I mean it would have to hurt.

My little niece, Katie, yanked every single lash off of one of her eyelids in an effort to give her extra wishes in her quest for a cell phone.

Yep, she entered a contest for a cell phone. And, yep, a boy at school told her every time an eyelash falls out you get a wish. Well, she put two and two together and came up with a handful of eyelashes. Presumably, she just used her fingers.

Oh, and she did not win the cell phone. Apparently some other kid yanked the lashes off both eyelids.


Anonymous john cowart said...

I've never figured out how to protect kids from their own friends!

Give her two tin cans with a tight string between 'em. That was the cell phone of my youth and it worked for us.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Yea, I had the same kind of cell phone as a kid too.
I just returned from a business meeting a few days ago and while I was there one of the vendors, Sprint, were giving away toy cell phones filled with candy. It looked like a real cell phone with numbers on it and everything. I made sure to pick one up for my 3 1/2 yr. old grandson. Well, I gave it to him yesterday and he was in hog heaven. He called Aunt Bonnie and Uncle William and Grandma Nancy and he had a great conversation with each of them. Almost immediately he noticed the "Tic Tac" type candy inside and was really happy then. I'm almost certain that there is no candy left, but he will have months of conversations with imaginary friends.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Kinseeker said...

There was a contest once for a satellite dish reciever.

Rural Illinois, mid-80's. I wanted one, but no dough.

So I filled out entry cards.

A thousand of them.

I didn't win, but I got a lot of advertisements from the manufacturer.

I'm glad I didn't have to send in eyelashes.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous MissMeliss said...


You know, I think the can-and-string phones your other commentors are mentioning often had better coverage....

And I don't understand why a kid that young needs a cell phone, either.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Ouch - one of the things we love most about children is their innocence, they'll believe anything BUT it doesn't half cause them lots of pain!!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

ouch, the poor little thing. and yes, kids that age seem to want cell phones, i think they are now being marketed for them, it's sad really.

3:26 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

One of my granddaughters used to play with an old, cast-off phone receiver I had saved for the children. She loved it; having imaginary conversations and animatedly talking with the phone -until one of her siblings showed her a real phone and the noises it made - and suddenly, my cast-off was cast-off again.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

I just really enjoy your blog! Some great stuff here. Hi from Michele!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Eyelashes for a cell phone? Just be thankful she wasn't trying to win a car.

Here from Michele's.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Pieces of Me said...

OMG! 6 with a cell phone?? That is a scary thought! Poor thing all that effort in yanking out all of her lashes and then no cell phone to show for it! poor thing! here from michele's!

7:56 AM  
Blogger ~Cathy~ said...

Oh goodness.... what a funny story! I hope her eyelashes grow back! I'm here via Michelle!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Free to Be said...

I've heard that lashes reconstiture every 28 days. They'll grow back in time for school!

Hello, from Michele.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

All that pain and she still didn't get the phone. Did she learn a valuable lesson?

8:33 AM  
Blogger Indigo said...

That is just plain old crazy.

1:58 PM  
Blogger landismom said...


6:58 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Yow! My eyelids are hurting at the mere thought.

And as you might expect, I concur with those voting "no" on cell phones for a 6 year old. Eyelashes or no eyelashes.

4:15 PM  

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