So that NaBloPoMo thing pretty much crashed and burned for me now, didn't it? It was hard! Some of my best online friends kept it up for the whole month -- and seriously, they deserve major accolades. Oh well, there is always next year.
So remember this:
Well, I had posted a contest asking you to guess what you thought Mason ate - and I never thought I would get so many awesome guesses - and have such a hard time having someone guess the right thing! I had some great guesses:
ball point pen
dirt from plant
wet dog food
wet piece of fabric (lol)
black watercolor circle
hot cocoa mix
liquid eye liner
dry erase marker
But it was Sara who guessed the right thing first (with her first guess) - a CRAYON. It was a black crayon that for some reason he decided to chomp on. It was the most disgusting thing ever -- I was going downstairs to put something in the deep freezer and saw Mason come walking out of his playroom where I knew he had been coloring -- and he was just foaming black at the mouth. I knew immediately what he had eaten but I had no idea it would foam up and froth like that.
I took him upstairs and made him spit into the sink so I could get a better look, and when I saw inside his mouth his teeth were just COVERED with black wax. Ground into every teeny tiny crevice in his little mouth. At that point I knew he wasn't in any immediate danger (hey - this is a perfect example of why Crayola is non-toxic, right!?) so I grabbed the camera.
It took days of brushing his teeth multiple times a day before the black stuff stopped coming out. It was so gross. So - word to the wise - don't let your kid alone with a crayon for any extended amount of time!
So, the prize. I wanted to hand make gifts for my nieces and nephews this year and kept seeing these cute crayon rolls around online. I partly followed the awesome instructions at Skip to My Lou - but I also improvised because I wanted them a different size and a little different dimensions.
They were super easy to make and I think the kids will love them. Sara, I have one for you, too, so email me your address. :)
AND ... if you were cool enough to read all the way to the end of this post ... you have a chance to win one, too! I made another extra one and will give away one more crayon roll - all you have to do is make a comment on this post by Friday, December 12th at noon, MST. You don't even have to work for it this time! Maybe you want it for yourself, or maybe you have a special little person in your life that would like a cool place to keep their crayons. Just make sure you keep a close eye on them so they don't eat them! ;)
(One comment per person. I'll use the nifty random integer generator to choose a comment number next Friday and get it to you in the mail the same day. US residents only, please, because I want to try to get it to you by Christmas. The fabric colors of your crayon roll may vary! Make sure your comment has a way I can contact you!)