Friday, March 24, 2006

Sometimes I'm Funny

Lest anyone suppose, from reading my previous posts, that I am the model mother, I have decided to divulge my latest shenanigans to the public.

I had just 'blessed out' my four little angels with crooked halos for some misbehavior of which I can no longer remember. Feeling a little sad about the heaviness around us all that resulted, I opened the refrigerator to prepare lunch. Spying a jar of bean sprouts, a crazy idea entered my head, and without further ado, I proceeded to stuff a bean sprout up each of my nostrils. (Yes, I really did this) Then nonchalantly sat down at the table with the 'tails' hanging out. You can imagine the peals of laughter that followed and our droopy little home was happy once again.

Mission accomplished, I removed the little beans by the tails. But alas! one of the tails broke off and I COULD NOT GET THE BEAN OUT OF MY NOSE! Panic set in. I imagined myself sitting in the emergency room waiting for the doctor to vacuum it out, or whatever else they do for such cases... Can you imagine?! It truly was an awful moment. I tried to avoid sniffing and finally, sanity regained, I gave a nice blow in a kerchief and out popped the bean. My three year old stared at me wide-eyed. I know what you are thinking, dear reader. I thought it too, and still do. I am praying fervently that the little chap's memory has had a lapse until he is much older!

This concludes my tale of stupidity and hilarity. And in case you are wondering if I plan to post a picture of the event for posterity sake, think again!


  1. Previous Commentors29.12.06

    Posted by boo4baby

    You've been this a pic!!! Thanks for sharing! I know this is something your kids will remember!


    March 24, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by MamaHen

    LOL! Thank you for sharing that. :)

    March 26, 2006 - Too Funny!!!

    Posted by mamma1420

    I happen to be a visual person and that will have me laughing for a few days! I want to thank you for posting all the information that you do. I am going to request Dr. Adler's book from the library, and I need to pray about studying the Americas this coming year like your history schedule. I am currently following WTM and feel at peace about it. I have been slightly concerned about dd not following along with her public school counterparts but reading Charlotte and Dr. Beechick have quieted those concerns. I have been thinking about your children's nature journals since you posted them, thank you again for that. I would like to do the same thing for my dd, would you mind pointing me in the direction you came from? God Bless, Jessica (mamma1420)

    March 26, 2006 - to Mamma1420

    Posted by lindafay

    Jessica, I am not sure what you were asking when you said,

    "I would like to do the same thing for my dd, would you mind pointing me in the direction you came from? "

    Are you speaking about the nature journals? Are you wanting more information?


    March 27, 2006 - At least it wasn't a Lego!

    Posted by Anonymous

    I have been known to do a few crazy things like this myself. The worst nostril-adventure in my family was when my daughter got a little round, red lego stuffed in her nose and it caused her to go into a frenzy. We were on our way to the hospital and my son prayed for her... and it came out! :) He got a marble stuck in his nose when he was about 3. I think all kids have to do this at least once. I know a lady who's son swallowed a stick pin! The really thin kind! They had to do surgery on him. Not long ago in the news, a child of 7 years old swallowed a charm off of a tennis shoe and died of lead poisoning. So sad. His parents thought he had the flu. Sorry to be so down. :) I'll be quiet now.

  2. Anonymous29.12.06

    Your as crazy as I am. I lip sinc to opera while I dance for my children and they just laugh and laugh. Your children will love you for the bean sprouts. Thank you for sharing your fun time.


  3. cYou are still the 'model mom'!
    I enjoy your blog as much as a good book.This is the one blog I visit almost daily. You should write a book...have you written a book?!

  4. Debbie30.12.06

    I'm so glad you got the bean out of your nose without further embarrassment!

    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for writing the detailed posts about how you do things, such as painting studies, nature journals, etc. I really do find these posts so helpful!


  5. Keri,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence, and please remember, just because I post what works for our family, doesn't mean things don't ever go wrong. They certainly do. I have many goals I am striving to attain for myself and have yet to attain them.

    Thanks for the note Christy and Debbie.