Thursday, February 09, 2006

Being Prepared

Arthur is prone to nosebleeds. One is currently threatening to erupt, evidenced by the pink-tinged snot appearing from one nostril. Thus Arthur is currently sitting in a small armchair, "being quiet for a few minutes" until the threat seems to have receded. We will make no cynical observations as to just how long Mary might consider it necessary that the boy "be quiet". It's for his health and nasal security, after all. So. Arthur sits in the small armchair with a book and a soft toy. "I think," he suggests, veteran nose-bleeder that he is, "I might need a couple of kleenexses." Which are duly provided. "And a helmet."

6 Comments:

Blogger Angela said...

I love that Arthur! Your stories about him crack me up. What exactly did he plan to use the helmet for?

2/09/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Was he thinkin he was gonna tumble out of the chair?

My son gets nose bleeds all the time now-i think it's cause it's so dry. i bought a humidifier thinking that would help..and so far it has.

2/09/2006 08:28:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

OMG. That kid cracks. me. up.

2/09/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Angela: Lord only knows. I gave it to him - it's really a small plastic basket, but the boys wear them as hockey helmets, don't you know - and he just settled in to read his book to the teddy. Very cute.

Kimmyk: Arthur gets nosebleeds because he won't keep his fingers out of there... sigh... Maybe instead of a helmet he needs some kind of chastity belt for his nose???

Kristen: He provides some of my best copy, all right!

2/09/2006 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Queen Bee said...

He'll have to wear the helmet on his nose to keep his fingers out. LOL. He's dealing with an addiction problem, is he?

2/10/2006 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

It's an addiction, all right, or maybe an obsession.

2/10/2006 07:30:00 PM  

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