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The downsides to wooden toys

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

1) They usually cost more than the plastic whatnots.
2) When your toddler is in a throwing phase, you may need to consider covering yourself and the other children in full body armor. (Alternatively, just hide the weapons–I mean toys–someplace high.)
3) Termites eat them.

C&D have a pine lockbox. Earlier this summer I began hiding little treats inside as a fun reward for practicing the different locks, keys, and latches. When Carmen gave me the lockbox earlier this week and requested a refill, I found something odd inside–a little pile of something granular-looking and brown. It looked a little like . . . insect frass . . . and it was . . . from termites. Thanks, Google guys.

Not sure what we’re supposed to do next? I feel too post-surgery crummy to care too much. I just keep looking and walking around, checking to see if the floor’s going to cave in . . .

Tags: Parenthood · Weird

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  • 1 Paul and Marlys // Oct 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    We know about termites! We recently found out we have subterranean termites. From your description and the fact you found it in a lunchbox, it looks like you might have the dry-wood termites. Termites eat more than wood…they also eat the $$ you have also to treat them.
    We are thinking of you guys always wishing Joyce a speedy recovery.

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