Ollie Ollie In Come Free

by Lucky Red Hen on October 25, 2010

What’s with all the babies lately (and what’s the saying that sounds like Ollie Ollie In Come Free, and what does it mean)? As I sat here with a cricked neck (wannarubitout?), I realized that NOTHING of interest happened today worth blogging about. (Thinking again just in case. Nope, nothing.) So here’s a quick little story about my nephew, shown above.

Last Sunday at church, Ollie’s mom handed him to me and said, “He hasn’t pooped in three days, he’s cranky because of it and he’s really tired but doesn’t want to sleep.”


You tell me something like that and you bet I’ll try to fix it. And when I say fix it, I don’t mean actually get the stuff out of him by means we will not discuss here. With her youngest daughter, it was my job to put her to sleep in the last two hours of church; and I delivered, E V E R Y time. Seems that with OTHER PEOPLE’S kids (not my own, of course, when it really matters to me), I’m the baby whisperer.

And I don’t like babies. (“Whatever,” my friends say.)

So I got him cozy against my baby-friendly front and held his legs in a squat position while I gently giggled him up and down (super gently, like, barely moving). He was relaxed, dozed off and !!!SQUIRRRRRRRRT!!!   !!!SQUIRRRRTTT!!! It echoed and got the entire room turning in disbelief.

{signing off as the baby pooperer}

P.S. Neoma says… “It’s “ollie, ollie, oxen free” and means that someone kicked the can over and everyone can come out of hiding now.”


Neoma October 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I heard that sound coming from the back of the Relief Society room. I should have known it was you.

And, by the way, it’s “ollie, ollie, oxen free” and means that someone kicked the can over and everyone can come out of hiding now.

La Yen October 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I have a friend at church who holds Buster. Every time she holds him she relaxes him so much that he sleeps. And then poops. It’s a gift.

Anonymous October 30, 2010 at 12:29 am

LOL!!!! I am in stitches. Job well done. I am extremely proud!

Heather January 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

ha ha ha. I loved this story, baby pooperer. I will keep that in mind since I plan to have some soon. I had no idea what Ollie Ollie In Come Free meant, but googled it, and guess what – it’s a phrase from children’s games. “All-y All-y in come free” – called out to indicate that players who are hiding can come out into the open without losing the game. :) So there you have it.

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