It’s Not All Mary Poppins

While I was in the kitchen making lunch…

Haley was supervising the children as they ate their vegetables. Vegetables, as you all know now, are always the first course at Mary’s house. You don’t get those yummy grilled cheese sandwiches till the beans are gone.

Haley’s voice drifts into the kitchen.

“Arthur, it’s rude to pick your nose at the table. Here, wipe it on thi–Eeeeww.”

Do I really want to know?


August 29, 2006 - Posted by | Arthur, eeewww, food, health and safety, my kids


  1. Hmmm… first that made me hungry for grilled cheese sandwiches.

    And then it didn’t.


    Comment by Ms. Huis Herself | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  2. Don’t ask, don’t tell! (Not sure whether that silly phrase went over the northern border or not.)

    Comment by Lady M | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  3. Ick. There is no good guess here. Gotta love Arthur!

    Comment by Kristen | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  4. I don’t want to know either. Probably his tongue if he’s anything like mine were.


    Comment by Granny | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  5. That really made me laugh, especially because my mind filled in the vocals of Haley’s voice, and the “Eeeeww.”

    Comment by Bill | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  6. You ain’t askin’, so I won’t be tellin’, but I will say: it wasn’t his tongue. That wouldn’t have been disgustingly creative enough for our Arthur.

    Comment by Haley | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  7. The worst is snot rubbed into hair. At least when they eat it, it’s gone. Hair you have to scrub because snot glues it together. (Is it me or is nosepicking very topical in blogland this week?

    Comment by Kat O+ | August 29, 2006 | Reply

  8. Okay, I can’t come up with any good guesses, and while I’m sure it will really gross me out and send my pregnant butt gagging away from my computer, I still kinda want to know . . .

    Comment by Trivial Mom | August 30, 2006 | Reply

  9. It wasn’t another child was it? Or maybe he wiped it on his beans. God forbid.


    Comment by kimmyk | September 1, 2006 | Reply

  10. Hi, delurking to say, I read your blog regularly, and thank you for helping me keep my sanity while taking care of a very defiant not-even-3-yet son. Let me share this little episode as a token of my gratitude:

    Mom: Hon, please use fork or spoon to eat those grapes (which have been peeled and cut into bite-size pieces)

    Son: NO
    (scoops & squishes each piece before putting into mouth).

    After eating all the grapes, Son walks up to Mom, offering bowl with “grape juice?”.

    Son: Mommy, take a sip please.

    Comment by Anonymous | September 1, 2006 | Reply

  11. “Eeeeew” is not a good sign. But the curious George in me is dying to know – I think.

    Comment by Jennifer | September 5, 2006 | Reply

  12. Well Jen, you did ask…

    He wiped it on the dining room table. Worse than eating it, in my mind. Other people eat off of that! Ewwww.

    Comment by Haley | September 7, 2006 | Reply

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