Thanks to something my friend Janelle (ER Doc) and mother of soon-to-be FOUR children, I was able to avoid a trip to the emergency room this afternoon.
Piper got up from her nap complaining that her nose hurt.
Piper: Dare's sumping in dare!
Me: Would you like me to take a look?
I saw something that looked like it was shiny, way up in her nose. I thought it might be a weird booger. She was complaining that it hurt and feeling on the outside of her nose, I could tell it was hard.
Me: Did you put something in your nose?
Me: What is it?
P: A boo-i-full diamond.
By covering her unobstructed nostril with my finger, I placed my mouth over her mouth and pushed air into her mouth. After a couple tries this wasn't working so I had to go for the more aggressive (and grosser) method.
Keeping my finger over her clear nostril, I placed my mouth over her nose and sucked.
Into my mouth came this clear plastic bead.
Otherwise known as "a boo-i-ful diamond."
Thanks Nelly! The sun is shining and we'd like to get outside to play with our friends instead of spending this boo-i-ful day in the ER.
By the way, Moms who might be reading this, the technique works well on raisins too!