Monday, May 21, 2012
Bad Nature! Bad!
Unfortunately, Nature was not done with my boy child. The next morning while we were playing on the back porch, Skeletor stepped on a wasp. For realsies, Nature? I think you've made your point! I gave the lad my debit card, and instructed him on gently scraping out the stinger. Again, he took it like a champ. But later that day, Nature struck again. Skeletor broke an outdoor thermometer, and ingested a mouthful of mercury. (Not really a force of nature, but it came from outside. So I think Nature's guilty by association.) Poison control was called, and we were assured that the mercury was only dangerous if it was heated and vaporized. So...good to know, then? I don't even want to think about what could happen next, but I'm thisclose to issuing Nature a restraining order. You hear that, Nature? You're on thin ice (literally and figuratively!) Stay away from my family or I'm busting out the aerosol hairspray!