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May 03, 2006

Adventures in Parenting -- Ewww! Gross!

Sean and Nik wake up from a short nap about a half hour ago. Sean stumbles to the bathroom first with me in his wake to supervise and reinforce proper bathroom protocol. I shepherd him out while Nik goes in behind us. I turn as Nik leaves the bathroom and observe a small wet patch on the left side of his denim shorts. Uh oh, someone didn't aim right and I go over to see how much damage has been done.

But the spot isn't really wet. I realize it's more of a damp stain coming from Nik's pocket and I can feel a small lump, about the size of a peach pit.

Wha....? Nik? What have you got in your pocket, boy?

I raised daughters. I've found all manner of pebbles and barretts, buttons and pennies and rubber bands.

But I've NEVER found a snail.

Until now.

Posted by Darleen at May 3, 2006 07:18 PM



"Snips and snails and puppy dog tails."

I'm not sure what a snip is, but if you find a puppy dog tail in his pocket then you should start to worry.

Posted by: Digger at May 3, 2006 09:17 PM

Hey ... at least he's come out of his shell.


Posted by: pennywit at May 4, 2006 05:28 AM

I once had a frog in my pocket I tried to show my mom.

She didn't like it.....


Posted by: Carl W. Goss at May 4, 2006 07:43 AM

Digger, you and I had the same thought!

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 4, 2006 10:17 AM

Just remember; they are, after all, only apes, and inquisitive apes into the bargain. :)

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at May 6, 2006 02:05 AM