Annoying button problem

This is driving me crazy because I am sure the solution is very simple. I have a movieclip with 5 other movieclips which are set to buttonMode = true, and I want them to obviously act as buttons. I have then laid 5 dynamic text boxes above those buttons (to act as labels) which makes my buttons unclickable, because the text boxes are picking up the on click event. Please help! I am sure this is really simple.