January 17, 2009

Maybe TV Is The Better Babysitter

Due to the negative 19 degree weather, school was canceled yesterday. When the kids stay home from school I try to keep the TV off all day so that they play and do more imaginative and creative things. (Their behavior is so much better, too.)

However.

Three boys can get too creative.

Carter wanted to see what it would be like to stick popcorn in his and Gray's ears. Gray's got stuck. Of course I didn't find out until they couldn't get it out and came to me with big saucered eyes of horror because they were convinced it would go into his brain.

And I hadn't thought much of telling them earlier that we had no tape when they wanted to hang up the many pictures they made of Ivy.


The popcorn eventually fell out.

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38 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! Band-aids :-)

    Super sweet picture though!

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  2. That picture is CLASSIC. HA! Don't ever get rid of it!

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  3. well you had an interesting day!!! Kid are so much fun but sometimes to much LOL

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  4. Oh, hilarious! Love the band-aids.

    I am so glad he didn't get popcorn in his brain! ;o)

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  5. Sounds like something my kids would do...the popcorn AND bandaids! Love it.

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  6. Seriously, that is so darn cute! I love it.

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  7. I love the pic and the bandaid idea!! Smart kids! :o) Glad the popcorn fell out and required no intervention. . .

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  8. Oh, what a laugh! Such cuteness.

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  9. Just think how you've taught them to improvise using bandaids to replace tape. Magnets on metal might help too. Oh yes popcorn in the ear might just be a tad better than beads, macaroni or whatnot up noses. Ah the stories you'll have to tell your grandchildren some day.

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  10. Oh my!!! They certainly are creative. Glad the popcorn fell out. A kid I knew once put a bean in his ear and then tried to get it out with water - not a good idea.

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  11. my sister put a button up her nose once. I think it did touch her brain ;)

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  12. LOL That is creative!

    And thank you for saying that your kids are better behaved without tv. Mine are the exact same way. I rarely turn it on at all now because it makes that much of a difference. Of course, I get mean comments from other parents whenever I mention that because they feelI am trying to one-up their parenting choices. Hey, to each their own.

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  13. Bandaids, that's just too funny! They are certainly resourceful!

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  14. Been there done that, and a bead up the nose, couldn't get it out so they stuck another one up "to try and loosen it"- love the logic of little boys!!!

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  15. hey band-aids have multiple uses, who knew!

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  16. Popcorn in his ear? Oh, that makes for a great story. Boys are too funny!

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  17. Your boys are mighty resourceful!

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  18. Love their creativity! And glad the popcorn fell out on it's own. :)

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  19. New reader, your writing had me laughing out loud!
    What in interesting day, the band-aids are classic!

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  20. So glad you didn't have to brave the doctor's office for a popcorn-ectomy in -19 degrees.

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  21. They are pretty creative. Sounds like my kids, except I can't do the whole day with no TV.

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  22. Too funny about the popcorn. I've never had my kids stick stuff in their ears...yet. They always go for the nose so far! And what a great picture of Ivy :)

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  24. What a riot! And the bandaids...impressive actually. They sure did get creative and find a solution.

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  25. How funny is that! I love the using of bandaids, very creative.

    Boo had popcorn up her nose once, not a good time. Glad that it fell out!!

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  26. -19? Oh my!! I love the band-aid idea though, that's super funny! And I am thanking God I don't live there; I hate the cold. AL isn't looking so bad now, we were in the 60's today.

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  27. that popcorn story is awesome! I just read it to my husband and told him i can't wait til our kids are older because I am actually looking forward to silly things like that. what will their little minds come up with next?

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  28. My boys do way better without the tv too. So much so, that we don't even have tv in this house!

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  29. Love the band-aid's and popcorn in the ear. I had a bean in my nose tragedy when I was little...still remember the horror. ;)

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  30. You got what you asked for. Creativity.
    It's a good thing :)

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  31. Ha Ha!! I love it!! Good thinkin' Mom!!

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  32. Ah boys. You gotta love it!!!

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  33. *LOL* They are resourceful.

    What is it about kids sticking things in places they don't go. My brother did this with foam in his nose. haha

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  34. THAT is why I haven't bought Band-Aids in like 2 years.

    ALWAYS ALWAYS end up on my walls, floors, windows and are never there when there is actually a boo-boo.

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  35. LOL... I have to laugh... as the last month here where I am in canada, has been -30F!!!! your -19 must have been unbearably cold.... sigh... canada...
    love your blog! (and we have been watching A lot of T.V. since Christmas!)

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