The Febreeze Incident

We had our first poisoning yesterday. I’d just finished hanging our new shower curtain in the bathroom. The kids had come in to hang out with me because I’m the coolest. I turned to grab something off the counter and quicker than I could blink Justus grabbed the can of Febreeze off the back of the toilet and squirted it directly into his eyes.

Of course he immediately started screaming. I scooped him up and proceeded to stick his head face up beneath the kitchen faucet with the water running. This of course was his favorite thing ever.

After about a minute I put him down and called Poison Control whose number I have programmed into my phone for just such an occasion. They were so kind and helpful. They informed me that it takes about 15 minutes to thoroughly irrigate the eyes and suggested we strip down and get in the shower. They told me what to watch for and said they would call back in an hour to check on us.

I quickly shucked mine and Justus’ clothes and into the shower we went. This was his NEW favorite thing. I am standing in the shower holdingĀ a naked, screaming toddler. At our feet on the outside of the tub little sister is also screaming because she is NOT in the shower. These lovely, dulcet tones rang outĀ for a good 20 minutes. Afterwards he seemed much better and fortunately did not need to go to the ER. I plopped him in front of the TV like the award winning mother I am to let him calm down and finish Dumbo, then tried in vain to get his sister to sleep.

Wondering what all the fuss was about
Wondering what all the fuss was about
Mustering up a smile for the camera
Mustering up a smile for the camera

Half an hour later he was conked out in his bed and she was wide awake, too wound up from all the excitement to possibly go to sleep. She finally went down around midnight.