Thursday, May 12, 2005

Popcorn Anyone?

Things have been going way too smoothly with the children lately, so I knew something was brewing. They ate their supper without incident, ate their pudding and couldn't wait for bath time. They got along in the tub and when P splashed E he even said sorry. I said we could have popcorn after we were done. They love that stuff and it can be great to bride them with. They were watching Thomas, P even picked it for E instead of Doodlebops, (while I watched Survivor) and Parker kept messing with his nose. He's had a bit of allergies and it's been itchy and not to be gross but I thought it was just a booger he was digging for or that his nose was dry from allergies. He kept digging and he even tried to use a Kleenex. Steve then shot some saline nose spray to help with the soreness. P said he was tired and so we were headed up to bed, he dug some and said, "I got it Mom!" and gave it to me.... It was a popcorn seed! I felt horrible, here I just thought he had a booger or dryness. Although I guess he could have told me he put something up there!! He headed up to bed and still kind of acted like it hurt so I got a flashlight to check to make sure everything was ok..... Suprise, another popcorn seed in the same nose hole! I'm proud of myself for not panicking and I'm proud of Parker for not freaking out either when Steve and I tried to figure out how to get it out. We were trying to get him to blow his nose hard and that wasn't working, so Steve got the nose sucker we still had from when the kids were babies (Thank goodness I don't clean out clutter very often!) We tried that over and over and P actually kind of thought it was funny. We told E to play in her room while this was going on as didn't want her to get P upset. I was afraid we'd have to make a doctor run in the morning, but it would have bothered him all night. One final suck and, whew... got it out! We looked with the flashlight again and didn't see anything else. If there is it's really jammed up there! I'll check again in the morning. He's never been one to put things in his nose, mouth or ears, so it didn't even occur to me that's what the problem was. I really expected something like that from E instead. I am very proud of how P didn't freak out or cry, he's really growing up. Not so proud of the seeds up the nose, but at least I don't think it'll be happening again anytime soon, unless he thought it was fun to have it sucked out...

Home with the kiddies tomorrow, my sitter has the day off. Was hoping to take them to the zoo, but it's been storming and raining like crazy tonight. I know any park activity will definitely be out, so the only thing we might see tomorrow would be Walmart!

2 comments:

Pope Benedict XVI said...

I don't like popcorn. I prefer skittles.

Heather said...

ask my sister what she shoved up her nose hee hee hee