Saturday, September 01, 2007

Beyond beleaf

After dinner tonight Cary and I discovered to our surprise that Lucy had shoved a piece of maple leaf into Henry's ear. Rather than tell us what had happened Henry decided to try and remove it with a q-tip, driving it even deeper into his ear canal. Cary was eventually able to remove it with tweezers, sparing us all a trip to the ER.

My kids never spare me the details, "Mommy, Henry's bothering me. I want a turn. Lucy took my flashlight." But when it comes to something where he actually should tell on his sister, he tries to handle it himself.


Auntly H said...

I know this was frustrating, but OMG it's funny to picture Lucy wrestling Henry into some sort of headlock so she could get the leaf (rolled up?) into his ear.

Nice wordplay, btw.

p.s. my word verification is "golit." Does that mean, "three cheers for literature!" or "travel forth while tipsy"?

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I'm still trying to figure out the physics of a maple leaf in the ear, but I'm with Auntly H: definitely funny.

But probably only funny because you didn't need an ER visit.