Friday, December 09, 2005
Baubles & Beads
Telephone message on my phone at work today:

"Hi. This is Ms. Smith from Montessori. Ethan has stuck a bead up his nose, and we need you to come pick him up. I can see it, and it doesn't look like it's too far up there, but school policy prohibits me from attempting to retrieve the object. Ethan is fine, but he's not very comfortable right now. Please call me when you receive this message."

***sigh*** I dropped my head into my hands and wondered "What the hell was he thinking?!!"

I called my parents, and my wonderful mother dropped everything and went to pick him up from school. (I work a good 35 miles away) Now, my mother raised 4 kids - of which I was one... of COURSE she's perfectly capable of taking care of this situation. I gave her enough time to get back home, but she never arrived. So I deduced that the bead MUST be shoved up there further than she could get, and they were at the doctor's.

I called the doctor:

"Doctor's Office"
"Hi. Could you tell me if there's a small child there that was just brought in with a Christmas Bead jammed up his nose?"
"Uhhh.. we've got 2 of 'em. Which one are you asking about?"
"Ok, let me check.... Yes - he's in the back room right now."
"Great! Thanks!"

See? I can put 2 & 2 together.

Then my mother called me about 10 minutes later. The object is out. It is indeed a bead, and it was crammed waaaaaay far up there. She was laughing pretty hard. She said his nose was all distorted on one side. She also told me that when the doctor took the bead out, she scolded him about never inserting things in his nose, ears, or ANY other body part that had a hole in it (**shudder** please don't give him any ideas!) At which point, my son tried to defend his actions:

"But I didn't put it in there, it rolled into my nose"
"No it didn't!!!" retorted the doctor
"Uh-huh," replied the beadman "it jumped up in there!!"
"No it didn't!" the good doctor argued
"It did!"
"Mr. Ethan, I know for sure that the bead did not roll or jump into your nose by itself. Now, stop arguing with me."
"Okaaaaay... but it really did jump up there, it's a majic bead!"

hmmm... apparently - after that comment, the conversation went downhill from there, at which point my son became highly upset that he was not believed.

I think I laughed the rest of the day.

I can't believe the doctor got into the "did not" "did too" argument with a 4 year old!


posted by Norman at 7:21 PM | Permalink |


  • At Friday, December 09, 2005 8:50:00 PM, Blogger momyblogR

    THAT is hysterical. I mean the entire post, is TOO much. Your Mom, magic beans, the "Na uh! Ya Huh" arguement, lol!

  • At Friday, December 09, 2005 8:59:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    HAHA...I loved that story...maybe it WAS a magic bead...I mean, they do make magic BEANS...I'm just sayin...:)


  • At Saturday, December 10, 2005 6:31:00 AM, Blogger Heidi

    This just brought back memories when I was " much younger" and stuck orange pits up my nose and was taken to the

    Nice blog..First time visitor..Going to catch up on your entries.

  • At Saturday, December 10, 2005 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Stewie

    Awesome, Norman!

    Your son makes me laugh. It's the same shit I did growing up.

    Thanks for the linkage, too. Just noticed that!

  • At Sunday, December 11, 2005 9:26:00 AM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    My mom always tells the story of when I was little and stuck a nail in the electric socket. I was wearing a wet diaper, so the shock threw me back. She said she was at the other end of the room and couldn't get to me, but saw me look at the nail, look at the socket, and get up and go for it again (she caught me that time).

    Maybe that explains why I'm me.

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