A Bead in my Nose!
A few years ago, when one of my daughters was about 3... this hilariously scary story happened in my living room.
Hilariously scary? For sure... I am laughing about this now...but I definitely was not then!
Normal day- Normal schedule...
I see my 3 year old daughter stroll through the living room....and something did not look quite right..
as a matter of fact..
She looked NOT right AT ALL!
I called her over.. and her siblings were quick to follow.. and we were all looking at her like she had something in her nose!!!
SHE DID have something in her nose.. getting her to tell me what it was is now the BIG challenge.
Again...WHAT did you put in your now Leah?
What did you put in your nose Leah?
Finally---Sheepishly--- "I put a bead in my nose."
Soo, now what to do?
So this is where the drama unfolded....
I sit her on the couch.. we gather together as a group... and gather together some "tools."
A few tissues for the tears to come..
A bobby pin..
.A pillow for her head..
AND.. yes... the last thing we had to put in our pile of TOOLS, was a VACUUM.
So, here we are.. she is reclined.. ( held down) on the couch with a flashlight in her nose..
AND every time she cried and sniffed..
that silly bead went farther and farther away from our reach.
I finally am exhausted from holding her down..
and reach for the phone..
to call... NOT 911..
But some close friends that live nearby.
Once my neighbor is there,.. he and his wife try and calm her down..
We get out the vacuum!
I still cannot believe that we tried this.. we held the one side of her nose shut, and put the vacuum onto the other side.
Did this great plan work?
NOOOO.. it just scared her to death.. poor baby!
I am laughing now to even type this.. it is such a funny image.
So, last resort,,, we tried the bobby pin.
After a little more effort..
The bead is out.
No ER visit... NO 911.. and no vacuum damage.
This is just one more story to add to our "what is in your nose" stories.
We have had beans... Q-tips...beads...toothpicks...and oh my! I don't even want to go on.
So... if you ever have a nose emergency... give me a jingle!