Murphy’s Law: Band-Aids & Thermometers

Murphy's Law- Band-aids & Thermometers
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Murphy's Law- Band-aids & Thermometers

Murphy's Law of Band-aids & Thermometers

Said items can only be found when one is not: bleeding to death or has a 103 degree fever. 

It's been about a year since I wrote about what to do when the band-aid fairy visits you?  If you didn't get a chance to read it, it's a post about how band-aids disappear via the band-aid fairy. I was thinking the other day on this subject since our whole family was struck down by the flu and came up with a great Murphy's Law of Band-Aids & Thermometers.

Where the heck is that thermometer?

I don't know if it's because I'm in the middle of the fever or clouded by the concern I have for my children, but I swear if there is a band-aid fairy, there must be thermometer elves that come and steal my handy little contraption after I use it.  One would think that in this day and age of electronics it would be the battery running out that would ruin the experience, but no.  It floats around in my drawer for months at a time being moved from place to place.  As I reach for toothpaste and for hair ties, it moves from the front of the drawer to the back of the drawer and side to side.  Somehow though, the moment I actually need to rev up that little machine, it goes A.W.O.L. swallowed up by the Bermuda triangle that is my bathroom vanity and disappears without a trace!  Feel me mamas?

How to combat this phenomenon in three easy steps

We all are forgetful and can lose things in a busy household of people.  To help combat that tendency to misplace items that you don't use that often follow these three simple rules:

  1. Invest in a First Aid Kit.  By having a kit (either in a bag or a box) you can teach the kids that this is off limits to little hands and eyes and most likely will lessen your need for panic when you're trying to stop a bleeding hand or toe in the future.
  2. Always put the thermometer back in the same place every time you use it.  You're less likely to loose it if you always put it back in the same place.
  3. Have a "sticker" band-aid pack somewhere in the house so the kids can play with them and hide another real box of band-aids for medical use somewhere else in the house.

Hopefully these tips will help you in the future!

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Murphy's Law Definition:

A rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.” The identity of “Murphy” is unknown, but the saying was first used during the 1940s and may have originated with members of the armed forces in World War II.  

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Have you experienced this type of Murphy's Law?

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    • It never is where you think it is!!! I swear it’s almost as sneaky as a missing sock in the washer and dryer. You know you put it in there, but you have no clue where it is!!

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