Wednesday, August 27, 2008

doings at the homestead

I haven't been letting Bodhi play in the sandpit for the last while - it's been too wet, but worse than that, the tree above the pit has been been oozing sap, which I can only assume is sugary, as it's been crawling with flies and wasps for the last couple weeks. Boo, the sun finally comes out and the garden's not really safe. Last night Axle was out having a smoke and noticed that it was covered in slugs. Ugh. Tree of evil. He described it as oozing pus (pronounced puss), which was going a bit far, though.

So it was a cool, grey evening, no wasps in site, and as the babe was clad in a nappy and shirt he'd dribbled soup all over, I let him climb in. I ran a bath and came back to get him. While I was brushing all the sand off, I noticed he had something that resembled a spider leg on his chin. And that he was chewing something.

Having once removed a (hopefully) dead beetle from his lips, when he wouldn't let me take whatever it was out, I had to just look the other way. Gah!


Annie said...

Ewww... too gross.

Reminds me of earlier this summer when I took a sip of wine in my friend's garden and A SLUG GOT IN MOUTH.

Yes, a slug. In my MOUTH!

jothemama said...

Aw, Jesus, Annie, I was eating - you should have posted a warning on that one.

I had a bad slug experience too. But not in my mouth, thank god.

anymommy said...

Yikes, it is amazing what the little darlings will put in their mouths. My littlest ate dirty toilet paper a little while ago. Foul.

Hey, thanks for your sweet comment at BHJ today. I hardly ever go back and read the comments and I wish I hadn't today. I guess I ranted a bit off subject, but I didn't think it was out of line or anything. Anyway, now I'm hijacking YOUR comments. Ack. Thanks!

jothemama said...

No way, anymommy, I think that's what it's all about :)

morgor said...

ha, I know a girl who was at a fancy restaraunt and got a human fingernail in her cocktail.


Lottie said...

Gross gross gross gross gross! Ill be back later when I compose myself.


Xbox4NappyRash said...

Nutritious, no?

jothemama said...

I know, I know.

There's a lot of kids who see a toasted termite as a tastier treat that a Twix.

Not me though.

I can't help the bleh!

Please god, never make me have to eat insects to survive, please god never make me have to eat insects to survive, etc.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

....and you earth mama!

Enya is turning in her grave...