Don’t Let Your Kids Eat Carrots (and another fun video)

One piece of advice. Don’t let your kids eat carrots for dinner. Not if they are going to throw up at 3am. Trust me.

Ok, so there was no way that I could know that Kyle was not feeling well. Other than being a bit cranky (which we attributed to the fact that he had been staying up later since Grandma and Grandpa Elms were visiting for the weekend) he seemed fine all day. So imagine my surprise at being awakened at 3am by the most pitiful, sick little boy you have ever seen. Poor thing. He proceeded to get sick again in the morning and then seemed to be totally recovered by the time that Pops came by. Which led to the total disregard for my mommy intuition which knew that we should stay home and rest.

But in my defense he did really enjoy the hour or so at the beach boogie boarding in the perfect conditions before he wore himself out again and threw up on the beach (bad, bad mommy). And it will make for an interesting family story down the road. And I did do my penitence by carrying his not-so-little 6 year old body home 5 blocks.

Spent the rest of the day resting, watching Spirited Away while Jason got Pops’ undivided attention for the rest of the afternoon on the beach and playing mini golf. I think that they both enjoyed it. It was fun hanging out with my Dad who just bought a condo down here in Ocean City and is enjoying being a beach bum like myself.

So that was our day. Kyle was still dragging at bedtime, but hopefully a good nights rest will be what he needs. And if anyone has suggestions for getting orange carrot stains out of berber carpeting please let me know.

And if you need a laugh check out Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART


An animator faces his own animation in deadly combat. The battlefield? The Flash interface itself.

A stick figure is created by an animator with the intent to torture.
The stick figure drawn by the animator will be using everything he can find – the brush tool, the eraser tool – to get back at his tormentor.
It’s resourcefulness versus power. Who will win? You can find out yourself.

I can really see Jason making something like this when he gets older. This was right up his alley and he was cracking up the whole time.


About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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3 Responses to Don’t Let Your Kids Eat Carrots (and another fun video)

  1. JoVE says:

    Doesn’t matter. It is one of the unexplained mysteries of the universe that vomit always contains diced carrots no matter what you ate.

    sorry to hear he was poorly and your carpet is stained. I don’t have any good ideas, I’m afraid, other than a nice small scatter rug to go over the spot.

  2. Oh, Stephanie, I have nothing but sympathy for you! We still have stains from Mara’s last vomiting experience in the white carpet (now nestled alongside the blue stains from dyeing a silk–on white carpet). I’ve just decided that I’ll replace the carpet when we get ready to move or when we’ve lived in the house for 5 years–whichever comes first.

    Somehow the OxyClean and a scrub brush didn’t work for us. Maybe it will work for you?

  3. Eeewwwwww! I can totally relate to this one! Try getting chocolate out of berber!

    I have a very cool stain remover kit that my mother gave me. It is a Stainmaster kit (I think from Sears) and it has this little “dial a stain” thing that tells you what to put on and how to get it out. It is great. Not sure if you can get that though.

    My two fav carpet stain removers are Spot Shot and OxyClean. Since it is a food stain of sorts, perhaps the OxyClean would work.

    Good luck! (and I hope to see you Friday and/or Saturday in person!)