Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Catching up

I have some things to write about our trip to Florida last week, but I ought to be editing this very minute so I won't start on that. I do have that flight-related post I wrote during the flight, but that's on my laptop and not this machine, so that's embargoed for now. So let me share a Ben story instead:

Ben's sinus infection cleared up, but you know how sinuses are—they take a while to settle down, so he's still got a little phlegm-dripping action triggering a bit of a cough. This morning I asked him if he'd been coughing during the day at school (yesterday was his first day of second grade), and he was explaining to me the dripping, the coughing to clear his throat, etc. I gave him a Claritin to maybe clear his nose out a bit today, and he swallowed the wee tablet gladly.

Then Ben said, "I've been farting a lot, too. What can I take for that?"

Ah, the age-old question.


DoctorMama said...

If you get an answer, please share.

Anonymous said...

Whatever it is I'm sure it wouldn't be safe to take while pregnant which is really too bad.q

Mel said...

Funny boy! Does he bust you for farting?

Orange said...

letterb, embrace your gestational flatulence! Run with it! See if you can't reach new heights in volume and decibel level! (And no, I don't know how to measure the volume of a gas. I don't know why I said that.)

Aw, hell, doctormama. Medical science has not provided an answer for us? We're doomed!

mel, we're a family of "Who tooted?" blame deflectors. I don't remember for sure, but I think the kid said he recognized one as Dad's by the smell the other day! Maybe this portends a future as a perfumer or scent expert or forensic scientist?

Belle said...

better yet, this demonstrates his assurance that YOU are the source of all that is good and helpful.

great story.

Krupskaya said...

Good God -- why would anyone WANT to take anything for it?

Psycho Kitty said...

Heh. She's back, and she's on a roll!
The Boy totally blames his sister. What he needs isn't a pill, it's a sibling. Or a dog. Or somethin'.