Friday, August 22, 2008

Am I The Only One That Had A Friday Like This?

After having a relatively uneventful morning, Bryleigh & I were getting ready to load up in the Jeep and head over to pick up Great Grandma. The plan was to surprise Kyla by having Mom Mom Mom in the front seat. Then we were going to have a late lunch and order the cupcakes for her Hannah Montana Yoga Birthday Party.

Well before any of this could happen, the phone rang. It was the school nurse, telling me that I needed to pick Kyla up right away and take her to the doctor. She had put an un-popped kernel of popcorn in her ear! So, while I was making the "mad dash" to school, I call ahead to the pediatrician to tell them to prepare for the extraction. Then I had to cancel with Great Grandma.

It started sprinkling as I came to a screeching halt in front of the school. (Darned Tropical Storm Fay! When will you go away?) I practically ripped Bry out of her car seat and made the crazed mommy dash to the Nurse's Office. I got the "Oh that was your daughter" look for everyone in the office while waiting for the nurse to bring my injured baby to me.

My tiny Kindergartner peeked around the corner and looked at me with sad, teary eyes..."Are you upset with me, Mommy?"

The nurse pulled me to the side and said, "You have a smart little girl there."

I replied that I know...but she said it again, "No, I mean you really have a smart little girl there."

Then she starts telling me about her time with Kyla...and how Kyla asked her several times if she was upset with her and if she was in trouble because she had put a popcorn kernel in her ear when she knew that it was not suppose to go there. She told me that I had my hands full with her.

During the "way over the speed limit" drive to the doctor's office, I asked what made her think to do something like she. And do you know what she said?

"My brain made me think to do it..." and then she started to whimper. The pressure was starting to build up and the anxiety level was increasing. So, what's a mom to do?

Take pictures to make her unhappy pumpkin smile...

Not even a smile as we wait at the traffic light.

"This is the ear that hurts. Can you see it, Mommy?"

"I can hold really still for the doctor."

And here is the problem. Look how big that sucker is!

Kyla asked if she could keep it. She wanted to take it to Show & Tell.

"Look, I can make music with it too!"

Now my little princess is much happier! And Mommy has to have a little talk with her about not putting anything else in her ears.

Hope you all have a much better Friday than me!


Coordination Queen said...

I was going to say we haven't had an ear situation and then I remembered the fire ant that crawled in my little girl's ear and bit her 10 times in the middle of the night.... that was a fun trip to the ER. Glad Kyla is alright.

Kate said...

I don't know what is worse-kids putting things in their ears or putting them up their noses!

ME (A) said...

Found you by way of The Blog Train. I look forward to reading more.

Melissa said...

Glad to hear it all ended well and there wasn't any damage. My had the bead pushed up the nose once, and at that stage she couldn't blow her nose, I think we spent about 30 mins trying to get it out, I was starting to get desperate, thinking we were going to have to go to the doctor when it luckily popped out.

Amanda said...

Yep, that's how my Thursday and Friday both went. Friday being when my boys ripped down a curtain rod complete with pulling the brackets out of the wall as well. And we're trying to move out of our house and get it on the market. One more place for mom to paint and spackle.

Anonymous said...

I remember getting a button stuck up my nose when I was a kid ... thankfully that came out with some hard blowing, but I learned my lesson!

Glad this story had a happy ending!

Rebecca said...

I have been lucky enough to not have to have anything extracted out of the ears. Not to say I haven't shown up at the ER with a little girl with playdough stuck up her nose, the same girl that has pooped out 11 cents in her lifetime. Glad your little princess is better now :)

Angela said...

Oh my goodness!
I sorta remember my brother putting an uncooked pea up his nose when we were little, causing alarm, but my Grandma extracted it if I remember correctly (don't remember how!)... I hope your weekend went much smoother and she is doing fine!

SarahHub said...

My younger sister had a live moth stuck in her ear one time. I am not making this up. She kept screaming "It's eating my brain!"

Jennifer said...

OH MY GOSH! You will look back and laugh at this one day! :))

Preppy Lizard said...

Glad it all worked out in the end. Hope she has fun taking her little treasure to Show and Tell.
Hope this week is a bit less eventful for you!

nancy said...

holy moly! And a little laugh. And I laugh because I had to go ER because I stuffed my nasal cavity full of the innerds of an old couch. (foam). Awesome.

MamaHenClucks said...

So, so glad that she was OK. When my Chickie Boy was almost two, he somehow got the wheel off of a train and put it up his nose. I could see one wheel, but the axle and the other wheel were firmly lodged. Because I was MORTIFIED to take him to the doctor, I laid him on the table, took a tweezer and pulled that train wheel out! Of course now I know that doctors get those calls all the time!

The Mrs. said...

That is so crazy!!!

Jeff said...

I wrote a news story once about a guy who had horked a cherry pit up his nose as a kid and was too scared to tell his mom.

Fifty years later, it came rolling out of his palate during a dental visit, all petrified and nasty.