“beets” me!


A few months ago, I had posted a recipe for these delicious beetroot chips (https://myfourboysandme.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/cant-be-beet/).  All my boys (yes including baby Amu) love beet..especially SId who can totally devour it in any form. I guess it is the sweet taste along with the really awesome color that makes it so attractive. Anyway, so we made beet chips with hummus last evening as a snack for the boys and Sid stuffed his face with them…probably ate a whole beet. Anyway, so that was that and once we were done snacking it was off to the park as always. After lots of playtime and then delicious chicken stew and rice for dinner, the twins and i were in the guest room making christmas cards when Sid announced that he had to ..HAD to pee! Having held it in till his bladder was about to explode, we had no time to run to his potty seat so he yanked off his PJs and just about made it into the guest bathroom to pee (yeah..straight on the floor…nowhere even close to the pot)…which turned out to be the beginning of quite a discussion because he peed a sparkly pink!!! At first i was worried..he had been unwell with fever the past couple of days and now reddish pink pee…hematuria?? I called mom up and the first thing she asked me was if he had eaten beets. Yes he had! And now we had seen first hand what happens when you eat LOTS of beets!!! 

The pink was repeated 3 more times till this morning after which we have gone back to more normal shades of pee. But I can see more incentive for eating beets now..there was just so much excitement around the color of pee! 


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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