Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Poison Plant


This plant can be so problematic.

Grandy has never been one to be able to readily point out where these plants differ (I really struggle with the whole identifying thing). My boys can tell me where I can find poison oak, and that's pretty much fine with me.

What I DO know is that if there is something that is going to make Grandy's skin itch, then Grandy will get it...times 10.

I received permission from a friend of mine, who has a son the same age as mine, to post a story about the silliness of her son. I love this kid, he's sweet and smart, but he recently did something I think all kids (and maybe some adults) could learn from.

Well, said son of hers just KNEW that he could not get a reaction to poison oak. Said son was so adamant that he could not get effected, he decided to prove it.

Yep! You guessed it! He took two handfuls of this lovely plant pictured above, and rubbed it allover his face.

Oh yes he did! This sweet boy now looks like he's been been beaten.

Perhaps he's learned his lesson?

If nothing else...perhaps he's taught others...not to do these silly things.


nylonthread said...

Hey, I could have written this! Only substitute "friend's son" for "nylonthread" and "decided to prove it" with "scratched a mosquito bite" and you've got my post from last Wednesday.

I can't identify the d@mn things either.

Melissa said...

Oh ouch!

Melissa said...

And again forgot to subscribe. Dang it!

Anonymous said...

I'm itching already just reading this! I am SOOOOOOOOO allergic to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac and all three thrive in my part of the world! I sure feel for this little fella and yes, I hope he has learned his lesson!


Mrs. G. said...

I remember doing this as a kid. Nothing happened. I'm sorry your friend's kid wasn't so lucky. He needs to take lots of oatmeal baths!

Joyce-Anne said...

That poor yet silly kid...I know he'll never forget this incident.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...


Dirty Laundry Diva said...

I got poison oak once as a kid, learned my lesson but I am also like you and suck on the identifying side of things..

Brigitte Ballard said...

I am now going to go look up what poison ivy and poison oak look like. I was hiking the other day and I saw something I thought might be poison ivy. It makes me mad I have no idea what it looks like.

After today I will.

Mrs. F said...

OMG are you talking about my nephew??? Cause that little turd just did the same friggin thing! He had to go to the hospital to visit his mom (she had just delivered a baby) covered in Calamine lotion. He was proving he was not allergic.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't know what it was unless someone pointed it out.

Anonymous said...

so that's what poison oak looks like...Oh about your friend's son, he must be a kinesthetic learner, huh?

Anonymous said...

Aw, poor kid. :'(

Definitely a lesson learned the hard way, eh?


Grandy said...

Nylon~ I'll have to go check that out.

Melissa~ I love you and your craziness, girl!

Margaret~ If he hasn't learned it, my son will never let him forget.

Mrs. G~ You were lucky indeed. I'm not sure I would fare so well.

Joyce-anne~ No Doubt!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Welcome!!

Jenn~ Yep!! A sign we're getting old when we use that statement.

Diva~ We can never go on a hike together...k?

Grandy said...

Bridge~ Do they have it in Europe? Don't you go on your trip soon?

Mrs. F~ I would almost swear that I was talking about your nephew except his Mom's done making babies.

MP~, me and Diva aren't allowed hiking without a cute guide with us...DEAL?

Chris~ Kinesthetic indeed. Let's hope it "sank in".

Michele~ And I'm sure it won't be the last lesson learned the hard way.

eastcoastlife said...

I don't think we have poison oak here in Singapore, I'm going to find out..... but that kid sounds like me. hahaha......

Momisodes said...

Oh no! All over his face? I'm guessing this will be a 1 time deal :(

Grandy said...

ECL~ Oh, I wonder what poison plant you have there.

Sandy~ We can only hope.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Oh my...that sounds an awful lot like a very stubborn young woman I used hang around with...HA!