Yesterday, I had the chance to talk with Nathan again. He was the cute 3 yr old with the ‘snuffies’ from a few posts back. And, James had some info for me, too.

Mrs.O…Hi, Nathan, how are your ‘snuffies’?

Nathan…They’re gone now.

Mrs. O…That’s great! So, I guess you are feeling all better now.

Nathan…Well, no…now I have some coughs.

Mrs.O…Oh, my, that’s not good. Where did you get the coughs?

Nathan…From the leaf.

Mrs. O…Oh, so are you allergic to leaves, too?

Nathan…No. It was the leaf in Grandma’s car. It was a bad leaf.

Mrs. O… How do you know it was a bad leaf?

Nathan…Because it gave me the coughs.

Mrs. O…I didn’t know that leaves could give you coughs.

Nathan…Just if you eat them.

Mrs.O…Oh, so did you eat the leaf? I bet that wasn’t good.

Nathan…I know it wasn’t good…it gave me the coughs!

Mrs. O…Nathan, I don’t think it is a very good idea to eat leaves. Do you do that very often?

Nathan…Only the ones in Grandma’s car. But, not any more. They have coughs in them.


James…Mrs. Owens, I have a little brother. Her name is Emma.

Mrs. O…That is wonderful, James. I bet you are a wonderful big brother. Do you help take care of her?

James…Yes. Me and Daddy do.

Mrs. O…What can you do for your sister?

James…Well, she wets her panties.

Mrs.O…Yes, little sisters do that a lot. They have to learn to go to the potty.

James… She poops in her panties, too.

Mrs.O… I know, they do that a lot, too. That’s why they need a family to help take care of them.

James…I don’t help with that poop stuff.

Mrs.O…I can understand that.

James…But, my daddy does. He just takes those panties off and throws them in the garbage can!


1. Be careful when you eat new things. You could have an unpleasant reaction.

2. Big brothers and sisters are an important part of family life.

3. When the ‘unpleasant’ things present themselves, get rid of them quickly. No use letting them hang around!