Thursday, November 08, 2007

Look Mommy, "Straws"

I have to give you a little background here before explaining this mornings horrible mishap.

Adding insult to injury, I had to make a little impromtu appointment with the Doctor this week for a bacterial infection. Morning sickness wasn't keeping me down enough that now I have to deal with this.

The Doctor asked if I would rather have the oral, or vaginal medicine. Warning me that the pills would most likely make me nauseous, she thought I would rather have the vaginal. The thought of injecting a cold, gooey, gel up my wussy did not sound appealing, but I'm so tired of being sick, I went with the inserts.

(If you are a male reader, feel free to re-visit a later post, I won't blame you)

So, all week I've been following the instructions right before bedtime, and taking great care to wrap and "hide" the little applicators in the bathroom trash. Well, this morning (I'm sure you've guessed it) the Munchkin came walking into the living room with several of them in her hand.... This is so wrong on so many levels I can't even believe I'm sharing this. She thought they were straws!!!! I freaked out, and immediately scrubbed her hands profusely with soap, hot water and of course, Purell!


random_mommy said...

I'm DYING laughing right now!! That is too funny! Their innocence is so amusing sometimes!


Funny...but not...I can relate..when Max was toddling, he did that with a Tampax applicator...I freaked out too!

Anonymous said...

So wrong! I hope to God that you are keeping a log of these things to hold against her at the perfect time in the future!

J said...

Phewww... Man, that is just so bad! Bless her little heart :)

Heidi Hyde said...

oh no! (heh heh heh) That's terrible. (hee hee hee).


Rachel said...

*snort* That's hysterical!
My son comes out with unused tampons all the time sucking on them and then when he finally pulls them apart he tries to use the applicator part as a horn! (he's 13 months)
I'm laughing so hard right now.
Love those things those kiddos do to amuse us, right?

Sheena @ Mommy Daddy Blog said...

This is too funny! I remember a time digging in the linen closet finding an old diaphragm when I was younger. My mother of course didn't tell me what it was, lol.

Anonymous said...


I have special applicators for this conception-safe lubricant. I'm supposed to shoot them up the way you do your medicine, but it freaked me out too badly the first two times I did, so the third time we used it, I just used it like normal lube (I know, too much info...)

Anyway, I forgot to throw out the applicator, and in the morning, I walk into my bedroom from the living room to find Little Man using the applicator as an aspirator in my Carmex jar!

Enough to say, I was really glad I didn't use the applicator the way I was supposed to, or else I would have had to throw out a brand new jar of Carmex!

There's a great IKEA commercial in Europe that I'm sure is on You Tube that has a little boy playing cars with a vibrator and it says something like "Need better storage?" I think you should see it if you haven't already! :)