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!
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