By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 26, 2007 at 4:05 PM

I think a lot of parents have a story like this one, but I’m going to tell my version of it anyway.

My kids got a lot of holiday loot this year, from a record player (yes, a record player, thanks to eBay) to Fisher Price digital cameras to a massive tin of Tinker Toys. But really, their eyes lit up the most when they opened a gift from their Grandpa: an assortment of Band-Aids, including Spiderman Band-Aids, Scooby Doo Band-Aids and Diego Band-Aids. They both screamed with glee after ripping open the gift and planted close to a dozen  kisses on their “Poppy’s” bearded face.

I remember loving Band-Aids as a kid, too. They were like stickers, but each one was individually gift-wrapped. I remember sticking an entire box of smiley face bandages on my swing set once, and my mom got mad at me. So, I decided to be pretty lax about the Christmas Band-Aids, and consequently Levi stuck them all over his arms and legs, and then wrapped ‘em around most of his fingers. He even stuck a few on me and one on the dog.

Unfortunately, the Christmas and Band-Aid combo got the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" stuck in my head. You remember the one: it was performed by the group of miscellaneous musicians in the '80s who united under the name "Band Aid" to raise money for Ethiopia. I guess it beats having a head full of "Jingle Bells," but not by much.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.