Friday, December 04, 2009

Tarbaby Jake

Here in Massachusetts your car has to pass inspection. There cannot be any holes in the body of it, due to rust. Well, Ryan's truck has holes here and there. I don't really get how this makes a car non-road-worthy. Ryan tells me that it's so you don't hurt a pedestrian or biker with the sharp areas of your car. Huh? I'm thinkin' that if you hit them with your car, the scrapes or impalement's they get from sharp areas are the least of their worries. But whatever....

He needs to take it for inspection, so he has been fixing the rust holes with various things. Last night, he sprayed some black stuff that kinda balls up and hardens (you're welcome for this detailed explanation...I'm happy to give you the technical wording because I'm very smart that way).

A bit later, I called the kids in for dinner. I heard Jake before I saw him and he was wailing, "Mama....Mama....."

He came stumbling into the garage and what I saw made me stop dead in my tracks. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or get very scared. I saw this: only he wasn't smiling--he was crying.


It would seem that he decided to check out the black, tar-like stuff on Ryan's truck. It is extremely sticky and dries like super glue. Jake had done this:

and had gotten it all over his hands. He then tried to wipe it in the grass because there was grass sticking to his hands. Somewhere along the way he wiped his eye and his eyelashes were stuck shut. I couldn't tell if the stuff had gone into his eye, so I started getting ready take him to ER. However, Ryan was able to discern that it only seemed like Jake's eyelashes were effected. I got vaseline and went to work. Thankfully, it freed his eyelashes. Since I was concerned that maybe some of the toxic chemical had gotten into his eye, we followed the Poison Control Center's advice (thanks, Mom, for that suggestion), and flushed his eye for five minutes. He was not happy about that--but all seems to be well now.

That KID! Argh....

20 comments:

trustandobey said...

AAAAHHHH! Jake!!! BEEEEE CAREFUL!!! We have plans for you, babydoll!!!
(So glad the eye is not permanently stuck shut.)
SO much fun raising children:)
Lisa

Beautiful Mess said...

Poor guy! He was just cuweeuss :)

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh Karin! I don't think I would have thought of vasoline, but it makes sense. It scared me to death when I opened your blog and saw his picture!!!

Holly said...

oh my goodness! Jake jake jake.....curious inquisitive little guy!!!!!!
Big hugs to the Mama for not having a panic attack right in the driveway!

Kim K. said...

There is NEVER a dull moment with Jake. Whew. He's so dang cute...tar and all!!

Acceptance with Joy said...

He's the cutest one you've got!!!

You know what I mean... all character. I'm awestruck by all your kids... but he's something pretty special.

Adeye said...

Mommy moments--gotta love 'em!

I have no idea what I would have done it that situation.

He sure is just as cute as can be.

Kim K. said...

Karin - I'd love to see you try and make the Chinese ornaments on my blog. I bet you could just do a bowl-style hair for a little boy. Keep me posted.

Cari said...

i think that kid makes up for 10 kids himself! glad that he's okay. :)

Lori said...

For cryin' out loud...that kid just always wants to hog the blog spotlight, doesn't he? You are gonna have a ton of stories for his children someday!

I'm glad he's OK and I'm glad that along with your first-aid know-how, you were also quick on your feet to catch a bloggable moment.

You're a pro at this, my friend!

Karin said...

Well, TECHNICALLY, this blog started out as Jake's (Jacob's Journey Home), so maybe he feels an obligation to hog the spotlight. :))

sara said...

Oh my word!!! BOYS!!!

But he sure is cute with that black stuff all over his face!!!!

Angie said...

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times...Jake and Charlie MUST be related somehow...someway...they're just too much alike!

Deanna, (aka Dj, and Deej.) said...

He is just too cute for words! Tar and all!

Jean said...

Oh my goodness Jake! So glad you are okay! You sure are cute! Good idea calling poison control!

Gretchen said...

OK, that was scary!!

Poor Jackie! Bet he won't touch it again!

Gretchen said...

Misspelled JAKIE!!! So sorry!

soontobemomof9 said...

LOL... umm, not sure what to say! LOL

I am SO glad all is okay! I can so see one of mine in this position! :)

Wife of the Pres. said...

OH.MY.Goodness. Boys will be boys. What else can we say???

Shannon said...

Oh my! Life with boys!