Thursday, February 28, 2008

Like twins

Last night after putting the twins to bed I settled on the couch to relax a bit and watch the tube. Just as I'd gotten comfortable, I heard the squeaky sounds of B & J's bedroom door and knew they'd started the first "leg" in the series of the get- out-of-bed-every-five-minutes marathon.

"Back in bed" I said firmly.

"Mommy" I hear in a little quivering voice

"What,B" I responded poised and ready to counteract whatever excuse my son was ready to present for why he couldn't go to bed

"I've got something in my nose" he said through tears.

Knowing my son as I do I instantly sprung in to action and begin examining his nose to see what I could find. Nothing.

"I don't see anything" I said.

"But there's something in my nose from the boo boo thing" he said adamantly

Unsure what he was talking about I asked him to show me what he was referring to.

As I walked with him towards his bedroom I saw my daughter walking from the bathroom with watery eyes also claiming her nose hurt.

Upon reaching their room I immediately smelled the problem.

My little monsters dumplins had gone in the linen closet, gotten the first aid kit, played with and thrown the bandages aside and then opened up the alcohol wipes and were sniffing them.

I grabbed some tissue from the bathroom and had them both blow in to a tissue a few times which seemed to help. After I was sure they were ok, I promptly scolded them for getting in to things they know they aren't supposed to. I warned them of the harm those types of things can cause when not handled properly and by an adult.

Once I felt they'd been sufficiently chastized, I tucked them back in bed and left the room.

As I left, I chuckled a bit. "Did my 4 1/2 year olds just try to get high?" I wondered.

Naw...couldn't be

But, it wouldn't be completely unheard of.

It's not like someone else in the house hadn't done the very same thing last week


Groovy Mom said...

Oh no! I was having flashbacks of quarters in your son's throat. I'm glad to hear they were just playing doctor. lol!

Life As I Know It said...



Sugar Kane said...

Well, rehab is the hip thing these days! Maybe you can get a group rate.

CDP said...

Try to make them go to sleep and they say no no no. I'm glad they're OK, but I did crack up at the "every 5 minute escape from bed" description, since it is routine in my house too. My 3 year old gets out of bed to ask me what time it is, and he gets so mad when my answer is "time to get back in bed, dude". Mwah ha ha!

Worker Mommy said...

Groovy- You were worried ?! That's exactly where my mind went.

Sugar...ok, now that's just funny. Maybe we can. After all I do aspire to be hip.

CDP - My favorite line is when my son says "but I'm just soooo hungry". Just trying to guilt trip me in to letting him out of bed.

Ann(ie) said...

LOL!!!! My hubby tells the funniest stories of he and his twin and the trouble they would get themselves into. They mother is incredibly still sane to this day. ;) hehe. xo.

Mariposa said...

Hahaha, mirroring!

Maureen said...

Har! They see WAY more than we think / want them to....

But look on the bright side; there could have been worse things in his nose.

Jerseygirl89 said...

Well, at least the alcohol wipe wasn't lodged in his nose.

mommastantrum said...

Oh MY!!! I love it "I have something in my nose from the boo boo thing!!" I would have passed out hearing that from Toddler. I just laughed at your son...because that is how I roll...And as for the "Every 5 minute escape from bed" we have to give Toddler melatonin in his juice to get him to sleep before 3 am. They tell me it is from the Asperger's, but I think from reading all these blogs that Toddler's are CRAZY

Inarticulate Fumblings said...

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?

I just had a flashback to me as a child with my mother's nail polish remover.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

Is it better to get high or swallow a quarter? Hmmm.....LOL!!! Those two definitely will keep you on your toes!

Candace said...

hide the vicodin. better yet, send it to me.