Turnips taste like ear wax…

March 8, 2009

Cayden has been feeling a bit under the weather lately.  He was well enough to go to school the other morning but Connie did receive a call from the school nurse saying that our little man was complaining of a sore belly.  Now to keep it context- something on Cayden is always in pain, so it’s really hard to know when the pain is legitimate (classic boy who cried wolf syndrome).

Tonight’s pain was legit.  He tossed cookies in the middle of his Kid Cuisine- nothing says “I feel like shit” like having a chicken nugget shoot out of your nasal passage.  So we bathed and jammied the dude and got him to bed.

Laying in bed with Cayden discussing immediate actions should the desire to vomit return was very interesting.  After we rehearsed the route to the bathroom and strategically placed an emergency throw-up bucket he told me what he learned at school that day.  It seems that prior to being sent to the nurse’s office his teacher told him that he was turning a sickly shade of green.  Most of us understand that this means we appear ill- we don’t take it literally.  Cayden on the other hand took it as just that- his teacher told him he was turning green so that is exactly what was happening.

As I snuggled with him he made me promise that if the urge to vomit returned and he began to turn green that I wake him so he can check it out for himself.  He then went on to tell me just how green he would become.  Cayden is convinced that when he feels the need to vomit his cheeks will inflate and turn the same shade of green as the common tree frog- he even demonstrated by filling his cheeks full of air for me.

So began the all night vigil to capture a glimpse of the amazing “frog boy”- a mission I was hoping resulted in complete and utter failure.

Oh, as an aside Cayden also let me know that “Turnips taste like ear wax”.  I can’t remember if this bit of wisdom came before or after the frog demo, but it was thrown in there somewhere.  I didn’t give it a second thought until later that night when I had to question how Cayden knew what ear wax tasted like and where he found a turnip- not real common in our home, hmmm- strange kid.

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Teri and the cats of Furrydance posted the following on March 8, 2009 at 7:17 pm.

I can’t wait to sniff and taste a turnip…and don’t ask about ear wax…

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