So the baby’s asleep, and I’ve got Rainbow set up on the couch watching Zoboomafoo. I’m in and out of the room taking care of some laundry. She is sitting quietly is what appears to be a TV induced coma. The phone rings, and I book it upstairs to grab it before the ring wakes the baby. After hanging up on the automated voice trying to tell me how to fix my credit card troubles, I head right back downstairs. Rainbow is sitting in the same place, raptly watching Zoboo. I ask her, “How you doing?” and she excitedly says “Mama I have crayons in my nose!” Wha’ the…?!
It was really a sort of heart-stopping moment for me.I’m in a panic, visions of four hours in the emergency waiting room dancing in my head. I look up her nose and I can’t see anything, but she assures me that there are little bits of crayon up there. Not just a crayon up the nose, a little bit from the end crayon up the nose. Just great. I grab some Kleenex and demand she blow, out comes Crayola green snot. Lovely.
Thankfully after me prompting her to blow her hardest, on the fourth or so attempt out shot a little pyramid of green crayon. Not such a little bit after all. A good d4 shaped pyramid chunk.
What the heck is it about crayons that makes kids want to stick them in their noses?!
The crayons which, by the way, up until about a week ago I always quickly whisked away to atop the highest bookshelf as soon as we are done colouring. I only wanted her using them under my supervision… not because I ever imagined that she’d stick one up her nose, but because I worried about her doodling in her books or on the walls.
What boggled me about this is the fact that I never left her alone for any period longer then about 2-3 minutes, and every time I came back in the room she was sitting on the couch in the same spot, apparently unmoved. While sitting watching TV what the heck would prompt her to get down off the couch, grab a crayon out of the box sitting out on the coffee table, shove it up her nose and quickly get back in her seat?!
Kids! What crazy antics have your little ones been up to?