Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A Year of No Yelling Day 38 Featuring a Well-Traveled Penny

It was raining today so we skipped our walk outside. It's a good thing we did: After Drek got off to work and Ash got off to school Alexa announced dhe had to go poo-poo,

I wonder if you told teenagers that being a parent means holding open a ziplock back while your three-year-old poops into it, and then going through the poop to look for coins, if that would help drop the rates of teenage pregnancy.

The good news is there was a coin! A penny! Phew!

Despite a crappy start to the day (ha, HA!) the rest of the day went well. I read some books to Alexa, and I ended up taking her on a small date just to show her I love her.

Another successful parenting day!


  1. I read this once and it made sense. Of COURSE you gotta check if there was a penny in there. Then I thought about it some more and I don't get it. I assume she swallowed it, but why do you need to check if it passed?

  2. Poison Control informed me that because coins are so thin, they can lodge in the esophagus. If the coin makes it to your stomach, it's rare for it to get stuck, but getting to the stomach can be difficult. It can stay lodged for days with no symptoms and then cause real problems. So I had to make sure it came out to confirm that is wasn't stuck.

    1. The more you know!

    2. I had no idea! That is good to know, thanks!

  3. Craptastic. Teehee.


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