Grape Nerds photo

How To Know If You Truly Love Candy

Grape Nerds photoMy toddler: Uh-oh.

My ears perk up.

N: The Nerd is gone!

What’s one Nerd? I think as I settle back into the couch.


What the? CRAP!

My daughter appears at the doorway.

N: Mama, the Nerd in my nose is gone!

Me: Gone?

N: Gone.

I spring into this-is-my-second-child-bring-it-world action and say: Which nostril?

N points to her left one.

Me: Okay. I’ll hold the right one, you blow.


Me: No. BLOW!


There it is! I shout as a large purple Nerd lands at our feet.

Yay! my daughter replies as she scoops up the purple nose Nerd and pops it into her mouth.



Well, they are kinda delicious.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

23 thoughts to “How To Know If You Truly Love Candy”

  1. My daughter did that once with a craisin. It didn’t come out until we were halfway to the pediatrician’s office; she sneezed, out it popped, and before I could get it from her, into her mouth it went.

    At least it was a nerd and not a poprock. 😀

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