Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Mom of Boys Code Talk

Blog Daughter VW talks about a scare she had with her youngest yesterday. He got into a poisonous plant.

I have to tell you, I have not met one mother of a boy, NOT ONE, that has never had to call Poison Control. This is a very standard conversation between mothers of boys and unfortunately VW was indoctrinated into it today when we went to breakfast with her smoochy boys:

Mom1: My boy ate ‘insert some potentially poisonous thing here’.

Mom2: Did you call Poison Control?

Mom1: Yes.

Mom2: Aren’t they nice?

Sometimes it’s a short version and goes like this:

Mom1: My boy ate ‘insert some potentially poisonous thing here’.

Mom2: Aren’t they nice at Poison Control?

Heh. They’re nice in the ER too, by the way.


Anonymous Harvey said...

I'm pretty sure that when I was a kid the Poison Control hotline hadn't been invented yet.

Mom just paddled us if we started eyeballing the dangerous stuff with a "wonder what that tastes like?" look. :-)

7:21 AM  
Blogger David said...

Older than dirt, but I can still recall being smarter as a kid than to ingest poisonous stuff... although I did try a bit of my older sister's mud pie, once *spit* and a wee tad of cat food in an attempt to get a stray to eat...

Not a mother (obviously) of a boy, but I know full well our son never ingested anything more toxic than some "tasty" Tums (and my enchiladas).

Ah, well. Perhaps it's a recent phenomenon...


4:20 PM  

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