that came out of you?

“Mom get in here!”  Duded yelled with a bit of terror in his voice.

“What?” I ask as the whole family goes running to the bathroom.

“I pooped a spring!  I don’t know how it got in me to get pooped out but I pooped a spring!” Dude shouts with a hint of pride.

“Gross!” Bubba yelled in disgust as he stepped closer to get a better look.

Sure enough… In the toilet was one of those little tiny springs from an ink pen sticking out of Dude’s turd.

Thus began another talk with the boys about putting things in their mouths.  Yes, we have found other things in their poop including a penny and a Polly-Pocket Outfit.  It has been a long time since we have found anything.  I thought we were in the clear.  Then again… it has been a long time since I have wiped a butt or changed a diaper.

I worry about Bubba and Dude’s chances of making it to adulthood.  How does a child swallow a spring and not realize it?

Does this happen to anyone else’s boys?  


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