Friday, June 12, 2009

Just a Little Mischief


Can you tell what’s in this photo? Let me give you a hint. You normally put these in your hair to make it curly. This is a photo of what it looks like under my boys’ bunk bed. They went into the girls’ bathroom, took the foam curlers, and then proceeded to take them apart. They didn’t just take them apart they also ripped some the foam into shreds on some of the curlers. This brings me to my next photo.


Have you seen these before? The top tweezers belong to my sewing machine. The tweezers below that are well, the tweezers I use on my eyebrows. I like to pluck them every once in awhile, so I don’t get a uni-brow. Are you wondering why I am connecting these things together?

If you are my friend on Facebook you may have noticed my status about a grape and a nose. If not then never mind. From past experience (with Rachel), I came to the conclusion that Thomas had something in his nose. (This was a few weeks ago.) I asked him if he had stuck something in his nose to which he replied, “No.” I knew he was lying, so I asked him if perhaps there was a hot dog, grape, or something else up there. He told me he put a grape up there. I told him that he was going to have to lay down and hold really still. If he moved, we’d have to go to the hospital. He laid down and I bent his head way back, it was really far up there, stuck the tweezers up his nose and pulled out what he said was a grape. After further examination I concluded that it was not a grape at all, but, you guessed it, a piece from one of the foam curlers. Tweezers are an excellent tool for foreign body removal of the nose in case you didn’t already know.

To gross you out even more, I have decided that the little foam piece had been up there for at least two weeks. This is why: the week before my parents arrived Thomas was sleeping horribly. He was screaming in the middle of the night for no reason. We thought it was night terrors. Which it still may have been, but he doesn’t normally have that many night terrors several days in a row. The week my parents were here he had a fever the entire week. In hindsight, I think, maybe something was getting infected and caused his fever. No one else in the family ever got sick or a fever. I didn’t think much of it. Then after my parents left there was an odor. It was an oddly familiar odor. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I kept brushing his teeth thinking we weren’t doing a very good job of brushing. Then, BAM! It hit me. Rachel had that same awful odor when she stuck a wad of Kleenex up her nose last year or the year before. That’s when I knew there was something there. Jared was out of town with Rebecca, so I had to get that thing out by myself. With Rachel we had to hold her down, you know pretty much sit on her so she wouldn’t move. Thomas, however, was so terrified that he didn’t move. It all worked out and saved us quite a big bill from the ER. So if you have kids and you smell something awful coming from them that you can’t get rid of check their nose. You never know what you might find.


Kellee said...

I know that exact smell. Ours was baby wipes and did involve a trip to the doctor. I just don't get the facination of sticking things up your nose!

tina said...

Wow! Adventurous lot you have there. LOL!