Why is your poop blue!? Oh yeah, you ate a blue crayon…. ugh!

Yup, you read it right. Little Miss S eats crayons. She is four months away from turning 3… and yet she still eats crayons. It doesn’t happen while you are watching her or when her sister is sitting down coloring with her. Instead she takes a crayon and sneaks away to eat it. Then she comes over to me yelling “Mommy, Mommy, Look!” while sticking out her tongue. Then I tell her how she can get really sick eating crayons and put her in time out. You can then go ahead an repeat this process in a couple of days.

Lately, she been picking blue crayons which have in turn made her poop some very interesting colors. Today she decided to switch it up a bit and ate an orange crayon. Fantastic! Can’t wait to see if this one effects her bowl movements in any way, shape or form.

I am sure that there are other people out there that are having this problem… or at least I hope. I definitely don’t want to think that she has some weird kind of crayon eating fetish. Miss S doesn’t really eat the WHOLE crayon… just chews on the end of it enough to get a good amount of little itty bitty crayon pieces all over her tongue, teeth, face, neck, hands and whatever else she decides to rub them on.

I really hope that she figures out that crayons are made for coloring on paper and not on the inside of her tummy. I’m really not a big fan of trying to scrape all the little bits out of her mouth. I’m sure Miss M would like it too, since she has really taken a liking to drawing and writing.

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Daylight Savings Time = 1hr of Extra Sleep…. Not if your a parent of young kids!

Every year around the same time I start hearing people talk about that extra hour of sleep that they were going to get. At one time in my life I used to look forward to that hour of sleep also… But then comes the time when you have kids. They don’t seem to understand the concept of changing the clocks back an hour. So, for me… I dread it. Putting the clocks back for me, does not mean getting an extra hour of sleep. It’s losing an hour of sleep for at least a week while my kids adjust slowly to the idea that the time is not the time that they think it is. (Which reminds me, I have to teach them how to read a clock!)

You can try what ever you want to get them to stay in their beds longer then they usually do. But no matter what it never seems to make a difference. This year I put the kids to bed 1.5 hours later the night of. In the morning they woke up at 7 (according to the turned back clock). I was like awesome! I am triumphant (this year at least)!

Then comes the next day… I put them to bed at their regular time of 8pm since Miss M has school this morning. I set my alarm clock for 6:30am hoping to get a nice shower in before having to wake the kids up for school. Wonderful plan it was… until the girls woke me up at 6:15am. They didn’t understand that it was 6:15am in the morning… to their little personal alarm clocks in their little bodies it was 7:15am! Ugh… Guess it didn’t matter if I was triumphant yesterday…

I lost a nice hot shower to wake me up this chilly morning, all because of that dreaded Daylight Savings Time! I know that I am not alone either.

What are your tricks/tips on getting your kids used to the time changes?