Thursday, March 10, 2011

His new name is Peanut

See this little precious angel? Well, he has a dark side.
Wanna know what it is? Are you sure? It might be frightening! Ok, here it is....
He likes to stick food up his nose.
That's it. Food. Up the Nose. We're talking peas, pretzels, mac 'n cheese, bits of chicken nuggets and basically whatever else he can fit up there. So far it hasn't been much of a problem because when I see him do it I just squeeze his nostril and it comes out.
Until he stuck this up his left nostril. The peanut, not the penny.
(I put it next to the penny to give you an idea of the size. It was big!) I didn't see him do it but I figure it out when he started fussing and rubbing his nose. I looked in his nose and saw something whitish. So I did what I always do and pushed down on his left nostril but it didn't come out and he started crying. Like really crying. So I looked up there again and it had gone up there more! Apparrantly I made it go up there more. Oops. I didn't realize how BIG it was. I tried to get him to blow his nose but he just kept blowing out his mouth. I tried the booger sucker thingy and it didn't work. So I thought if he just sneezed it would shoot out so I held the pepper shaker up to his nose but he never sneezed.
I started stressing out!
I called my husband and his suggestion was so totally gross....he told me to suck it out with my mouth. I think he was partly serious and partly kidding but nonetheless gross! Needless to say I didn't try his suggestion. So the next step was to take him to the doctor.
I was a nervous wreck because I knew I would have to hold him down while they tried to pull it out and it would be very traumatic for both him and I. So after approximately 10 minutes the doctor was able to finally pull it out. Poor baby, he was mortified. He was screaming his little head off and so was his twin brother.
That's his twin on the left. (They're fraternal twins and look completely different.) His big sister was upset too and had to leave the room. I wanted to leave with her!
But it could have been worse. We could have gone to the ER. No thank you!
So it all ended well and I think he learned his lesson because he hasn't put anything up there since. Just another crazy day in my crazy life!

Do your kids put things up their little noses?
Please do tell so I know that my kid isn't the only one!

1 comment:

  1. OMGosh lol! This happens to every mom and sorry too say my younger son had two go rounds with the nose, balled up foil each time how gross but he did survive he is 17 now!
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