Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Motherhood First

I've been raising young boys for nearly five years now and today I experienced a first. Quite frankly, I'm surprised I've lasted this long without such a mishap.

Reid got something stuck up his nose. If I was going to guess which kid would be the first to do this, I could have guessed it would be Reid. It's not the first time he's got something stuck where it shouldn't be. (You can read about the straight pin that had to be surgically removed from the inside of his throat here.)

We were making mac and cheese for lunch and Reid likes to dump the uncooked noodles into the water for me. He spilled a couple. And while I turned to put the pot on the stove, he decided an uncooked noodle up the nose sounded like a thrill.

It was stuck high enough that I couldn't see it. And he couldn't blow it out since there was a hole in the middle and the air went right through. But thanks to his cold and consequently a runny nose and a few good sneezes, it finally dropped low enough that I could see it when he tilted his head back. After a few tears and a slick manuever with a pair of tweezers I finally rescued that (now soggy) noodle.

Luckily I made it out of that one without a trip to the doctor. After a good amount of time with no sign of the noodle and cries of pain from Reid, I was sure the trip was inevitable.

What a rascal!


18 comments:

Kim said...

I'm glad you were able to get it out with out going to the dr, that always takes so much time. Yes kids are exhausting at Emma and Graydens age, I can't imagine what three boys get into as apposed to one girl.

Cynthia said...

ewww! In there long enough to get soggy! It's an adventure to be a mom for sure. I had to excavate a piece of a crayon out of a nose with some tweezers once. I was reaching so far in I was afraid of what else I would be plucking out.

Genn said...

Whew. Glad you did not have to rush to the ER for that incident. Reid is such a CUTIE pie! Great story, hasn't happened to me yet. I wonder if girls shove things up their noses too?

I thought I commented on your kareoke girls night but I guess I didn't. So here's my comment on that:

SO FUN, I want to do that with you. You look SO cute, and I bet your ROCKED that song you sang!

Jen said...

That's hilarious. Not for either of you, but it makes a great story. My kids have never put anything up their nose (knock on wood) hopefully I'll never have to deal with that, doesn't sound so fun.

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Ok that seriously cracks me up!!! I am glad you made it out without having to make it to the doctors office! I have a lot to look forward to don't I?

Lauri said...

Yes, he's a rascal allright but an awfully cute one.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Classic boy moment.

Amber Nish said...

I am totally waiting for that moment, as I know it will be coming!! Recently I had the fortune of discovering a safety pin (closed of course) in a diaper of Courtlyns! (Yeah..that kind of diaper!!) I was shocked..a bit unnerved, and then grateful that it was closed...what a disaster we avoided!!

jeanine said...

Too funny! Glad you didn't have to make a trip to the doctors. My boys haven't done that yet... but if they do, my bet is on James.
Oh. And when Rachelle was probably Reid's age she stuck a googly eye up her nose... my mom wasn't too happy about that one :)

ps. I love Parker and Reid's new quotes!

Lisha said...

And you teased me about Kayla's popcorn kernal episode! Ha, Ha! I am jealous you avoided the dr visit. I'm wishing I would've kept that $70 kernal now to tease her about when she gets older. What is so facinating about sticking things up their nose?

gibblove said...

Oh sweet little Reid! He is so cute too! I have thus far avoided the up the nose or in the ear events. Thankfully too. I'm just glad you were able to avoid the doctors! All I've got to say is... Why didn't this come up in our conversation yesterday at PE? That would have been a good laugh moment:) I can't wait to get our boys together this summer! They seem like they will just fit right in at our house:) Take care!

Autumn said...

Ouch!! Glad you didn't have to go to the Doctor's office for that!!

Curtis Whipple said...

What's the matter with these kids today? We teach them, try to get them to know right from wrong and they go sticking macaroni noodles up their noses! They learn it from their friends, it's the school system I tell ya!

amelia said...

When I was in first grade, a boy in my class stuck a pencil up his nose...and the eraser got stuck. He tried to blow it out, but ended up getting it lodged further back. He had to go to the hospital.

I'm glad you guys didn't need a hospital trip. That straight pin story...I can't believe he wasn't in pain. Ah, boys!

AshnRuss said...

That is so funny. I know that if it happened to me it wouldn't be funny, but luckily it all went well!

Heidi said...

Hilarious! Jackson has tried putting things in his ear. I dont know why he would do that? I really have a hard time understanding what goes through their mind when they think of things like that.

Erin said...

That is hilariuous and gross all at the same time! We haven't had a nose experience yet-and I say yet because I still have one on the way and 2 I wouldn't put it past!!

Way to avoid the hospital!!!

Amanda B. said...

Oh wow! Poor guy! I actually still have yet to have this happen and I have been a mom for almost 8 years. It is a somewhat right of passage for mothers so I am sure my time is coming.... I do still have two 2 year olds! :)