Sunday, January 21, 2007

Scalpel Please Nurse

Minor surgery last night in the K household. During dinner, Anna (and not on my watch I might add) had managed to shove two peas so far up her nose that it was pretty much impossible to get them out. She was absolutely thrilled to bits with herself. LK was alerted to the problem by the constant repetition of 'nose' and 'piss' (peas) and some pretty insistent baby finger-pointing. We tried getting her to blow them out, with little success - trust me they were way the chuff up there - in fact we only realized there was a second pea in her other nostril after a thorough examination.

We considered tickling her nose to make her sneeze, but she was having none of it - I'm telling you, she was damn proud of her accomplishment and she was hanging on to them. This is the point I think every parent reaches when they think - OK, this is ridiculous, I can't take her to the ER right?, but what the hell am I supposed to do? What we should have done of course was consult the trusty internet on the subject - I can't even tell you how many blog posts you get if you google 'peas stuck up child's nose'. Not funny, and apparently not original either.

In the end I had to use the end of a very blunt darning needle to pry them out, and then what did she do? Stuck one right back up there. Who can blame her though - much like her father she obviously believes 'any hole's a goal'.

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