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Story Time With Eli: The Not So Luck Penny

It’s been a while, so I think it’s about time for another edition of “Story Time With Eli.”  As a child, I can remember thinking that Dennis the Menace was really a bad kid. But now that I’m raising a Little Dennis of my own, I’ve come to realize that sometimes boys are just “spirited.” Ha!

Eli doesn’t mean any harm, and his little shenanigans aren’t always a product of disobedience. (Although sometimes they are, but we chose not to discuss those.)  Anyway, Eli just doesn’t always think things through, a trait that keeps me in hysterics half of the time and leaves me wanting to pull my hair out the other half.

I was reading to Ellie tonight in the family room when I heard a commotion and hacking from my bedroom where the boys were watching a basketball came.  I could hear Eli gagging and Eric asking him what he had swallowed.

As you can imagine, my heart sank.  Terrified, I sat Ellie down and ran to the back of the house with a bottled water only to find a crying Eli, and a not –so-amused Eric.  It was quickly determined that for some unknown reason, Eli put a penny in his mouth at which point he proceeded to accidentally swallow it!

He was tramatized until Eric explained the digestive track and how the penny would have to come out.  The little boy in him was thrilled with biology and has since tried to take a poopy whenever possible.  Ha!

The kid is driving us bonkers wanting to know how long it will be until his poop is orange, “like gold.”  He’s also informed us that he weighs more because the penny is heavy in his belly, and that it scratched his throat going down which means that his voice has changed.

There's never a dull moment around here!


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