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Writer of fiction for children and slice-of-life pieces for grownups, Master Certified Health Coach, mother of four, grammy to seven grand darlings. Goofball. Subject to laughing jags. Co-author of Monster Moon Mystery series under pen name BBH McChiller. Altered art scrapbooker, Toastmaster, YouTuber, and recovering court reporter.
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LOL @ these! When he was a preschooler, my brother put a Tic-tac up his nose. Our mom freaked, but it came out! My brother also used to eat hot dogs sideways (think the platen roller on a typewriter). They often rolled out the back of the bun, leaving my brother shrieking in the restaurant, picnic, etc.
Jeannette, I’m glad that Tic-tac came out on its own. That’s so funny that your brother ate hotdogs sideways. I’d be upset, too, if my hotdog fell out of the bun!
A friend of mine’s conversation with her kid after a call from the kindergarten teacher:
“HOW many raisins did you stick up your nose?!”
Gretchen, that’s hilarious! Thanks for sharing this. I’ saving this and Jennette’s comment for a future post!
Maybe that’s her lucky penny?
Glad I wasn’t a kid that put things in strange places.
Alex, I love that, her lucky penny! I’m glad I didn’t put things up my nose or in my ears either. No fun!
Lynn, there was an old book by Jean Kerr, called Please Don’t Eat the Daisies that was made into a cute Doris Day/David Niven movie. (I did say old, didn’t I?) LOL That’s what your post reminded me of. Fortunately, my daughters dind’t stick food things in odd places. Now our younger daughter was known for getting her head into places and not being able to get out. Think chair backs and stair railings. She also locked herself in the restroom at the doctor’s office to avoid a shot, much to her older sister’s mortification. Fun? memories. Thanks for the laugh.
Marsha, I remember Please Don’t Eat the Daisies! Doris Day was my idol when I was a girl. Your youngest daughter was a pistol. Locked herself in the restroom to avoid a shot! I love it. Am saving your comment. Thanks so much!
I STILL cringe at the memory of my daughter with the ABC gum in her mouth. My kids, thankfully, didn’t stick raisins up their noses or swallow pennies. Ahem, I know this post is about parenting, but did I tell you about the time my cousin’s stash of Hershey’s Kisses disappeared? The family dog’s foil-flecked poop incriminated him. (Luckily, he survived the chocolate, which can be toxic to dogs.)
Pat, I cringe every time I read about your daughter chewing that old gum! I’m sure my kids did that, too, but I didn’t know about it! The story about your family dog is a hoot with the incriminating “foil-flecked poop!” I’m saving up pet stories, too, so thanks for sharing this!
I know chocolate is toxic to dogs. One chihuahua had a few seizures from climbing onto my desk and eating Hershey’s Kisses. I was so thankful he was okay. One of our other dogs ate a pound of chocolate candy that was left on the coffee table. We came home and she had thrown up all over the house. Good thing she threw it up. Probably saved her life. Thanks for sharing your memories with us!
Lynn, what is it about the nose? I hear of kids all the time sticking thing up their nose. Here’s the weird thing. I don’t recall my boys stuffing anything in their nose. They did break into a child-proof bottle of children’s Tylenol one time. Oh, that was a thrill. They ate it like candy. And then had to be rushed to the hospital for epicac? Then given an antidote. We were so fortunate they didn’t die. How they got into the bottle I have no idea. I couldn’t even open it. Go figure.
Karen, I know. It’s strange how so many kids stick things up their noses. I was fortunate my first three never did that, but the penny incident was scary. I didn’t expect a four-year-old to put a penny in her mouth.
That’s a horribly scary ordeal with your boys. Thank God you got them to the hospital in time. I can’t imagine how awful it was to go through that. Sheesh!
Thanks for stopping by. It’s always so nice to see you, Karen.
Great stories! My kids never put things in their noses but I’ve heard stories about myself and siblings. One of my sisters tore open her baby mobile and stuffed the foam bits up her nose. 🙂
Oh my gosh, Coleen! Your sister went to a lot of trouble to get foam pieces up her nose. That’s a new one. Gotta give her credit for being so innovative. Just goes to show parents we should always expect the unexpected!
My son never put anything in orifices other than his mouth, but everything went in there until he was about 2. By 3, we assumed he knew better. Nope! He got into the little berries on a bush in our backyard. He was so proud of himself, berry juice smeared all over his face. “Look, Ma, I foraged for food and found some berries!”
I had no clue what the bush was or whether or not the berries were poisonous so I called the doctor and described the bush. He laughed (which I did not appreciate at the time) and assured me that the worst we could expect was a bout of diarrhea, which never happened, Thank God!
Kassandra, I would have freaked if my kid ate red berries like that! First thing that comes to mind when I see little red berries on a bush is, “poison!” The doc had a lot of nerve to laugh at you. Sheesh! I’m glad your son didn’t get sick. I have to say I’m impressed that he knew what foraging meant. Good vocabulary!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
oh my….. I teach middle school but occasionally I deal with eating in class issues – mostly wrappers left behind for someone else to pickup. My kids are past that age, but I can tell when they’ve had one too many a jolly rancher!
Clay – Middle schoolers are a whole other animal! I remember when one of my kids was in 7th grade, telling me about some of the 8th graders going into the rest room and snorting Pixie sticks. Yes, the powdered candy. How insane is that? Worse than a toddler or young child who doesn’t know any better! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Clay!
Kids are funny. Neither of mine stuck (so far) anything up their nose or in their ears, but my youngest will pick all kinds of things up and chew on them. I have to keep an eye on her. It scares me that she’ll chock on something. As a new mom, I would panic over the slightest thing. I recall calling poison control to check when my son swallowed something once that he shouldn’t have. If I recall correctly it was a cotton ball. They told me not to worry. Crazy kid. What was he thinking?
Must have been something to see a penny in the tummy. Did you get to keep the x-ray?
It seems like it would be hard to swallow a cotton ball, unless he got it wet first! I’m more nervous caring for my grand kids than I was with my own kids!
Funny, I don’t remember anything like this growing up. I think I must have been a pretty careful child. I can’t believe your daughter swallowed a penny! Maybe that’s good luck? 😉
I didn’t do that stuff as a toddler, but in grade school I ate some stupid things, with friends. That will be another post!
My daughter went through the nose stage. She just picks it now lol. (Obviously trying to stop that ;))
Catherine, I laughed out loud at your comment! Too funny!
We also went through the penny-swallowing thing, back in the day. I remember calling the doctor in a panic, only to be told I had no reason to worry, as long as it worked its way through in a week. Now, if you think that meant going through a week of messy diapers, you’re wrong. Because, at the time, my husband had a hobby… metal detecting! Every day he just scanned all the used diapers. LOL
Laura, that makes sense. As long as it doesn’t obstruct their airway, they’re out of the woods. Whew! Thanks for your comment.