Years ago when my FASD'ers were younger, I had poison control on speed dial. Liquid soap, vitamins, and drinking a juice box through a colostomy tube (now that one is a story all of it's own!) were just a few issues we have dealt with. Not only did we have the need to make our own share of calls, so did my dear friend and fellow Mom to a special needs son. who didn't want to have to place yet another call from their phone number...for fear that child protection would be knocking at their door.
Their son swallowed so many different foreign objects, his Mom became an expert in the fine art of post-intestinal tract treasure collection. Moms of typical kids might be thinking...why don't those Mom's make their home more "childsafe?" For some kids, there isn't a home in the world that could keep them safe enough. All the precautions in the world, do not stop some kids. Once, our friend's son took a picture off the wall and swallowed the nail that held it up..like I said, only by the grace of God are some of our children still alive!
As I have shared before, Elijah has been drinking water. Since he has never taken anything by mouth, we have been celebrating every sip. Yesterday, he asked for a green water bottle. He has a line up of open cups, sippy cups, water bottles and even medicine cups. But, when he asked for a green water bottle, I was eager to get it for him. So I asked some more questions. What does the water bottle look like? Not really expecting him to be able to tell me more, I was surprised when he answered..."There is a man on it." Wondering if maybe he wanted a water bottle like Kaden has...maybe superman or spider man or something, I asked "Does the water bottle have words on it?" With a big smile on his face, he yelled "Mr. Clean!"
So, I guess I better put that poison control number back on speed dial.
And since both Elijah and Mr. Clean are both bald...sounds like a Halloween costume to me! Any one have a spare earring?