“'Twas the morning post-party, when all through the house,
No adult was stirring, not even your spouse.
The children, you thought, were asleep in their beds.
You didn’t know they had other plans in their heads.”
The rest of this parody of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Moore, can be seen in “’Tis the Season to be Poisoned,” a display by the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), Tucson Campus, Java City coffee bar area (Room 2101), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, now through Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Holidays can be fun but also hazardous. The display features safety tips and precautions involving drinks, decorations, plants, toys, medicines, food and other items, activities and situations that potentially can be harmful to children, pets and adults.
The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even during the holidays, at 1-800-222-1222. All calls are free and confidential. The center’s experts provide information about medications, drugs, stings or bites by poisonous creatures, accidental poisonings, as well as medicines and chemicals during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.