Don’t Put Crayons In Your Ears
I notice my smallest child is putting crayons in his ears. It’s an activity not all that unusual for these parts but, in the spirit of Responsible Parenting, I dust off my most impressive lecture on the subject.
Me: You boys know not to put anything into any of the holes in your body right? ONLY food goes into ONLY your mouth and that’s it. Yes?
SmartyPants Oldest Child (patiently): Well, Mommy? Sound goes in your ears. And light goes into your eyes! And oxygen goes in your nose. So food isn’t the only thing that goes in.
Me: Uh, yeah, I guess you have a point.
I notice the “scribble” Oldest Child has made. It turns out to be a map of a triassic ocean and three parking lots.
Mental note: Have the four-year-old babysit the three-year-old. The baby will certainly receive wiser counsel from his big brother than from anyone else. Or, say, me.