Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Little Roadside Assistance, Please

We were heading back home from meeting Kris at a park for lunch today when Luke said, "Mama, look what I did." I don't know about you, but that little phrase almost always strikes terror into my heart.

I turned around (We were at a stop light, thank God!) to see that he had a blue bead shoved neatly into each nostril. His nose was completely blocked, and he was trying to decide whether or not to stick his finger in there to dig them out. After hollering, "Don't touch!!", I wheeled the car to the side of the road, flung the car door open to assess the damage and come up with a rescue plan. I tried to just squeeze them out, but that wasn't quite enough. Thankfully, I had not cut my fingernails as planned and was able to use them to dig the beads out while squeezing the bridge of his nose to keep them from going further in. He alternated between giggling nervously and tearily saying, "No, no, Mama. Don't do that!" But I think he understood that letting me do surgery was better than the alternative.

All in all it was a good experience. The ER trip was averted and we gave a lovely roadside show. And Mama learned her lesson about beads.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Sorry that you had to go through all of that. I know that it is going to happen to me soon.

HaleyM said...

I am sorry that happened to you, but just know I was laughing out loud while reading this. You are an awesome mom!!

Anna said...

ours was the google eye things...the ones used in crafts...and a balled up piece of paper that as we pulled, in came out in a lllloooonnnngggg string...you really can stuff a good bit up there...:)

the wyatts said...

aren't you glad you are blogging about all of these funny experiences...that way you will never forget.

Miley said...

you know - i have gadgets i can get stuff like that out for you. that trick they showed on ER with the mask over the mouth and blowing air in there DOES indeed pop the beads out of the nose. let me know if you need a hand...

rae