Sunday, May 17, 2009

Word to the wise

Never give a 3 year old a Fiber One bar. That thing will rip right through that delicate small-child system and will become a force to be reckoned with!

I learned the hard way because either a.) no other parent had the courage to speak up about what actually happened when their small child ate a fiber bar or b.) I'm just plain stupid.

I was having one for a snack yesterday and when O begged for one, I thought nothing of it and actually thought, this is better than some other piece of crap snack that I usually give her (pun most definitely intended!)

Fast forward about 5 hours later when our happy family was returning from an evening of family fun. We were in the van no less than 3 minutes before O declared rather emphatically "I gotta sit on potty." All would have been well and good except we were on the highway determined to get home before major meltdowns from Turner occurred. "You'll have to hold it, we'll be home in 12 minutes." We did all we could to distract her but every time I turned around there was O holding "herself".

We made it to the potty just in time for an explosion like none other (O needs her privacy, thank the good Lord) so Steve and I just looked at each other and laughed at the horror that was occurring on the other side of the closed door. "I've never heard anything like that come out of her" was all Steve could muster.

So, heed my warning all you with small children. Dole out your fiber bars sparingly and upon occasion where there is a potty nearby! Good luck and happy pooping.


wren handmade said...

That story made me laugh out loud!

KV said...