February 17, 2006


Does anyone ever use the little magnifying glass on the end of the nail clippers?

Why can the babies sleep through a smoke alarm after daddy almosts burns dinner a little smoke steam triggers the alarm but wake up whenever the cat meows?

How can squash and sweet potato look as orange coming out as it did coming in?

Just wondering.


  1. Yup! Those orange veggies kind of do look the same on the ‘tail’ end, eh? My daughter enjoyed squash & sweet potatoes SO much that got a little yellow tint to her skin. SERIOUSLY!

    Comment by Grace — February 17, 2006 @ 7:41 am

  2. I saw a news report years ago that stated babies don’t hear smoke alarms. I think the reasoning was the pitch is too high for their un-developed ears to hear. I tried to find an article about it but I can’t.

    My wife corroborates my story, so I know I am not crazy… well, at least not about this…

    Comment by Kemp — February 17, 2006 @ 8:00 am

  3. I want to know where you were when the dinner was burning? You can’t say you were distracted by the babies, they were sleeping.

    Comment by Grandmother — February 17, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  4. I agree with Grace – the Munchkin loved her yellow veggies so much that she ended up with a yellow tinge to her skin that definetly wasn’t genetic. A week of green veggies got her back to normal.

    I slept through the smoke alarm going off when I was eight. It was a false alarm, but it freaked my parents out to no end. Our local news station has done a couple of smoke alarm tests with kids – more than half the time, the kids sleep through it. It’s interesting that Kemp says that babies may not be able to hear it – I wonder if that applies to older kids, too.

    Comment by Deanna — February 17, 2006 @ 10:40 am

  5. Hell – my husband would sleep through a smoke alarm, much less my kids. If there were ever a real fire in my house, I would have to throw something at his head to get him to wake up. I think today is random day.

    Comment by Melissa — February 17, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

  6. Ah yes… Squash and sweet potatoes… Carrots are basically the same too. Their cousin Thomas had an orange tint to his face and arms from all the beta-carotene. People used to comment that he was finally picking up a bit of Ben’s coloring, but we always laughed because we knew the truth. Our doctor would remark at every visit, “Oh, I can see he likes his veggies!”

    Just wait until you start finger foods–corn, peas, carrots, raisins–they all come out looking pretty much the same as they went in!

    Comment by Aunt Liz — February 17, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  7. no kidding Liz, that’s what I was gonna warn about. We give Peanut (1 yr old) veggies and I watch her chew them yet they come out whole. Makes for more interesting diapers than one would like to think.

    None of our clippers came with a magnifier (bastards) but we did get 3 or 4 that were made small enough for the baby to trim the nails herself. I kept dropping it.

    Comment by Trish — February 17, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

  8. Not only have we never used the magnifying glass, we’ve only used the clippers twice on each of our kids. They freak out. We end up biting off their nails while they’re sleeping. Because we’re savages.

    Comment by Chag — February 17, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

  9. Wait until JT and Bri start eating blueberries. Which come out blue. And with the skins still intact.

    Mmmmm, berrylicious!

    Comment by Susan — February 17, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

  10. omg I am still laughing out loud at “because we are savages” . Thanks Chag. Now everyone thinks I am crazy for sure in my house.

    Comment by Trish — February 18, 2006 @ 7:18 am

  11. Nail clippers come with little mirrors?

    Chag eats his babies’ fingernails, and we all analyse the contents of our babies’ poop. Isn’t parenting an enriching experience?

    Comment by Mary — February 18, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

  12. We “lost” one of our cats after she repeatedly woke the baby at 5:00 in the morning.

    This is the same baby who slept through the repeated beeping of a smoke alarm with a dead battery. Go figure.

    Comment by Andie D. — February 18, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

  13. Hey, give them a nice snack of Fruit Loops and later you find a diaper filled with the color of kelly green.

    Comment by Julie — February 19, 2006 @ 10:38 am

  14. 1) I pulled off the magnifying glass a long time ago. It just got in the way and gave me a headache.

    2) Wait until they eat raisins. That is REALLY amazing.

    Comment by Sarah — February 20, 2006 @ 7:52 am

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