Thursday, April 23, 2009

Much Ado About Nothing

I was outside pulling weeds earlier today, and Clayton got into some potting soil. Plant food is poisonous isn't it? That's what I thought anyway. I don't know. The soil had those white balls of stuff in it. Anyhow, I was a bit concerned, so I went inside and called Poison Control. The lady there said that potting soil isn't poisonous, so there was no worry. About 20 minutes later, Clayton laid down on the floor and fell asleep (he missed his nap earlier, so he was extra tired). Ross came in and had a minor flip out. He had heard me call Poison Control, so he thought there was something majorly wrong with Clayton.

"MOM, MOM, is Clayton dead?!"

"No, he's just asleep."

"Are you sure. Is he poisoned?"

"No, he's just asleep. Check to see if he's breathing, if you're worried."

"Okay. He's breathing. Whew!"

Justice kept asking me, "Mom, why is Clayton dead? Is Clayton dead?"


Jeanette and Jason said...

Poor kids. I remember one time when Aaron was little (I don't remember exactly how old but somewhere around 2 or 3 would be my guess) he had gotten into the cabinet and drank the rest of the dimatap (how do you spell that?). Luckily there wasn't too much left in the bottle. So I remember sitting on the couch and Aaron was walking along in the hallway and then all of a sudden just drops to the ground asleep. Sheesh. :)

timpani76 said...

Ross is funny! I remember getting worked up over the silly stuff too;)

Facts you may not need to know--I think the white stuff is not the fertilizer but just the "filler" or "fluff". I think they work the fertilizer into the potting soil itself.