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.

N: THE NERD IN MY NOSE IS GONE.

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.

{SNIFFSNIFF}

Me: No. BLOW!

{PHTTTTSNOTSNOTPHTTT}

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.

{crunchcrunch}

{sigh}

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 LateEnough.com, 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 on “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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