It must be universal. Either that, or genetic. My kids LOVE bandaids. It starts when they're about 2, which means Tyler is right in the middle of it. Any fall, scrape or not, requires a bandaid to make it feel better. And of course, not any bandaid will do; there must be characters on it. For Ty it's Spiderman, but I think that's because that's what Lucas likes. Or Dora. He loves Dora (why oh why can't they make Diego bandaids? or at least not pink Dora bandaids?) For Rebekah it was Disney Princesses. Lucas loved Spiderman, as I've mentioned. As Rebekah and Lucas got older, it was easier to explain to them that only BLEEDING cuts need bandaids. But Tyler can't be convinced, and neither could the other kids when they were his age. So he ends up wandering around looking like he took a tumble down a steep hill. What no one knows is that there is no actual cuts underneath those bandages.
And then there is Lucas and Rebekah who have both taken tumbles down steep hills this week. On different days both of them have tripped and wiped out. Both of them scraped both knees, one a lot worse than the other, and one elbow. Lucas even managed to cut his lip in the fall. Poor kids. And of course Tyler, not to be outdone in the bandaid department tripped on the stairs and without injury but insisted on as many bandaids as his siblings. I really ought to by stock in BANDAID brand. LOL.
It's that 'season.' Summertime = shorts = scrapped knees. It makes me want to put them all in pants and long sleeves all summer.
ETA: They really need to invent something that releases the stickiness of bandaids to make them easy to take off. I'm tempted to get out my Undu...