The kids always go play outside when my oldest gets home, it’s what they like to do best in the afternoons. I usually use this time to straighten the living room and start making dinner. Its a nice bit of peace when they actually cooperate.

Today we decided to spice it up a bit. I saw the 2 and 3 year olds crouching down in a patch of clover, and figured they were picking some to bring me. They love to bring me ‘flowers’ as the decomposing remains all over my kitchen counters will attest to. The hubby had called and I was talking to him when all of a sudden Gabrielle runs in saying “Mommy, Mommy! Damian!!”  I didn’t hear any crying so I figured he’d stepped in  dog poop or something, it happens from time to time with 2 furry monsters living here.  He comes up to me looking concerned but with not so much as a single tear, and shows me his hand, with a bee stinger planted deep in one finger near the palm.

How did this happen?? He grabbed the bee and wanted to hold it.

I need to have a talk with him about the differences between lizards and bees.

9 Comments on If You Were Bored, You Could Have Asked For Crayons.

  1. problem girl
    March 30, 2007 at 4:04 pm (10 years ago)

    This happened to my little guy too when he was about 2 and a half. (Only he did cry and his hand swelled up to about twice it’s regular size.) There must be something about the way bees look that really appeals to kids.

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  2. AbsolutelyBananas
    March 30, 2007 at 4:18 pm (10 years ago)

    For some reason this totally cracks me up (sick, I guess). The scary logic of 2-year olds. Poor guy!

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  3. Stephanie
    March 30, 2007 at 4:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Taylor is terrified of bugs and for that I’m thankful. When I was her age I picked up any thing I could grab. I ate a lot of bugs and got a lot of bites. Now I can’t even pick a dead bug up with a napkin.

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  4. Jennifer
    March 30, 2007 at 6:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Thank goodness he wasn’t hurt and crying!

    You know how I hate stinging insects….yikes!

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  5. shaz
    March 30, 2007 at 8:24 pm (10 years ago)

    oh no! I hope it’s ok… poor kid.

    was he to shocked to cry??

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  6. Tulipmom
    March 30, 2007 at 8:32 pm (10 years ago)

    Poor guy … did you get it out? My son would have freaked out. He is absolutely terrified of bees.

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  7. Beckie
    March 30, 2007 at 9:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Since Charity’s convinced that some of the leaf-like things that fall on her slide are bugs, and is terrified, I’m thankful that I probably won’t have that particular problem. Hope he’s ok now, at least he wasn’t freaking out!

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  8. Sara
    March 31, 2007 at 12:00 am (10 years ago)

    I was surprised too that he wasn’t crying, one look from Brendan and he’s wrapped around my knees screaming! LOL!

    But no, he was fine, just concerned. Weird kid!

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  9. Robyn
    March 31, 2007 at 6:35 am (10 years ago)

    AWW! But no tears? Wow! Bee stings hurt like hell!

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