Sunday, September 27, 2009

One is Never Enough

My 7 year old son has started a new collection. Some of you may wonder what a 7 year old would be interested in collecting these days. He already has a collection of Pokemon cards. And a rock collection, hot wheels, quarters and other things. But I was surprised by his latest collection.

Yup, he has collected three erasers from the tops of pencils. That may be strange enough for a normal 7 year old. But if you've been reading my blog, you might remember that it was only 2 weeks ago when my son stuck this same kind of pencil eraser in his eraser (You can read the post here). The school nurse couldn't get it out. The ER doctor couldn't' get out. The ENT almost couldn't get out.

So why not have a collection of them, right?

17 comments:

a corgi said...

seems reasonable to me; as long as he just collects them and not use them as ear plugs I think its a wonderful collection :)

betty

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Pencil and erasers !! Nice Shot !! I remembered my old days !!Unseen Rajasthan

Snaggle Tooth said...

Ya know if you put those in your mouth n spit them out, they make good missles...
Don't think they'll increase in value much over the next 50 years tho-

LL Cool Joe said...

My brother stuck Noddy's bell up his nose when he was a kid, and no one could get it out. He's had an obsession with bells ever since! Actually he hasn't, but I thought it may make you feel better about your son's eraser collection!

Lynn said...

Sounds like the start of an obsession. :)

Mama Zen said...

My daughter has started collecting acorns. They are everywhere. And, she can immediately assess a pile of them and tell if I've pilfered a couple and thrown them away.

amisare waswerebeen said...

That is too funny. Thankfully, my kiddos aren't accident-prone, just mischief-prone. Thanks for your comment on my post. Feel free to drop a line anytime. I will be posting you on my blogfeed. Love your kiddo stories. Very entertaining.

amisare waswerebeen said...

BTW, you're right. AF is the best. That is from another AF brat, so no bias here either. ;)

Karen said...

After the ear incident I'd be throwing them away!

Talon said...

On the up side, at least he hasn't developed a fear of them :)

Momisodes said...

I definitely remember yanking those out of pencils as a child, too. They're nearly impossible to wedge them back in once they're out though.

girlytwins said...

Omgosh that is too funny. My girls have yet to start collecting things. After reading this I am not excited for that time LOL.

jennster said...

HAHAHA! omg.. my son is currently obsessed with go go somethings. they are STUPID but he loves them.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like you need to rename your 7 yr old to Eraser. Ha Ha... Seems as if he has a real interest in them. I just hope that he doesn't try to put another one in his ear. Yipes!!!!

Cute post, Cookie.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michelle said...

Hey it makes sense to me... and it beats the pine cones and acorns that the wee ones are now BOTH collecting -- and insisting on bringing into the house.

Fire Hunt said...

Boys will be boys.

Joyce-Anne said...

Collections are quite popular with 7 year old boys. Your little boy is too much though.