Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Adventures in parenting a two-year-old

Yesterday was a pretty warm day here in Buffalo, so after Lindsey's nap I decided to let her play in the backyard. I opened up the door so I could hear what she was doing and I also put up the dogs' dish because she likes to play in their water and eat their food. (Can you see where I am going with this?) So anyways, she played outside for about an hour, and then she comes up to me rubbing her nose and sneezing, saying, "Mommy, get the dog food out." I look up her nose, and you guessed it. She had shoved a piece of dog food right up her nose! Don't ask me where she got the dog food because I had put it up out of her reach and don't ask me where she got the idea to put it up her nose! I called the doctor's office and they didn't seem too concerned out it. They said to go to the pharmacy and get a nasal spray to see if I could get it to drain down her throat. Well, I bought the nasal spray and the pharmacist says good luck because she is really not going to like you after this! All the while, Lindsey is pulling things off the rack and I literally had to wrestle her for a purse that she had taken off a shelf. While I was paying for the nasal spray she is screaming bloody murder and I had to carry her and Megan out of the store. This is not an easy feat when Lindsey weighs a good 30 pounds and Megan in the car seat is almost as heavy. I got home and read the directions for this thing, and I am thinking there is no way I am going to be able to spray this solution up her nose. I got it all ready and then I had to pin her arms down, so that she would let me stick that spray up her nose. I got a couple of sprays up there and got the piece of dog food softened up a bit. After a couple of minutes I tried to suck it out with Megan's "boogie snatcher". I was able to get a small piece of it to come out, and I think that it was soft enough that she swallowed the rest. So that was our little adventure yesterday. Sorry that I don't have pictures for you today.

4 comments:

Jacob and Edie Goodrich said...

WOW. I'm almost sick to my stomach over that one. Poor girl, but maybe that will teach her that dog food doesn't taste good, and things shouldn't go up her nose...

Liz said...

I haven't experienced anything up the nose yet, but I have found my 10 month old sucking on the toilet brush in the bathroom. OH, YUCK!!!

Eric & Mindy said...

See what you started Gina? Everyone now has to share the sickest stories of all! HA HA .We're still laughing about your story though... it'll be some serious blackmail for the dating years! HA HA

Amanda said...

My mom once stuck a bean up her nose... And nobody knew until it rotted (yes, I'm serious) and she started to smell. I'm not sure how they got it out - dr maybe? When we were little me and some of my cousins made a skit about it for fhe. It was hilarious.