Thursday, August 16, 2007


This morning I left the kids eating cereal at the table, while I unloaded the dishwasher. I usually sit and eat with them, while I read them Proverbs or Teach Me to be Wise. I read that early, though, and I needed to start on my morning chores.

Well, Trevor decided to stick Kix cereal up his nose. Don't even ask why. I have no answers. I really don't know what (if anything) goes through his head sometimes.

I didn't realize what happened at first. He stopped eating and started pointing to his nose. I went over to take a look. Sure, enough. Cereal up there. Now, if it had been Cheerios I probably cut have used tweezers to remove it. But, no, it had to be something that completely blocked his nasal passage. That really rankled me. (rankle-- the Webster Merriam word-for-the-day!)

Don't worry, I finally got it out. I had to hold his other nostril shut and have him blow repeatedly into a Kleenex. After 10 minutes, it came out.

Trevor has done wild and crazy things before. Usually, though, it's purely out of hyperactivity, and not unbridled curiosity. My kids have never been prone to eating dirt and rocks, like October's. They've never played with matches and let strangers into the house, like Suzanne's. They've never hung upside down from basketball goals, like Brook's kids. And, Ann-Marie, I'm sure your bunnies' curiosity has gotten them into trouble before, too!

But, no, our main accidents usually involve Trevor and his Tasmanian-type energy. He jumps, climbs, runs full-force. He never looks before he leaps. Anyway, I just didn't expect the whole food-up-your-nose bit from him. Although he did swallow part of a clothes pin once...


Ann-Marie said...

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sorry, it's just that when I read the subject of your post, I thought that instead of reading to your kids that day, you were going to say that you told them to hurry up and "blow" as in go, go, go away.

So when it turned out to be a foreign-object-stuffed-in-nose story, I had a double - make that triple - laugh!

Too funny!

Suzanne said...

So glad you got it out!

Thanks for your prayers, I feel so much better this morning. Hubby even got up in the night to feed Wyatt, which never happens. That is...hubby has only been up 3 times total now with all 4 kids and Wyatt always sleeps through the night.

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

hahahaheh! that trevor! owen has been threatening us with the idea of putting raisins in his ears. he'll act like he's going to until we scold him. he also grabs his ear and says "bug! bug!" but when I go to check if there's a bug in there, he laughs and yells "no bug!"

That pic of Oliver is so happy and adorable!

I like your poll (-; I'm going to vore for brown...

Ann-Marie said...

Hey, how do you embed those "name" links like you did? I've been copying and pasting the web addresses. You'll have to let me know how you do that!

WendyJanelle said...

Glad I gave you a good laugh! It wasn't so funny at the time! ;-)

Just highlight the word(s) or name and then click the link button (it shows a chain). Put in the URL and it will link that web address to whatever you highlighted. Clear? :-)

WendyJanelle said...

Suzane, SO glad that you are doing better and that hubby is helping. Praise!

Hilarious about Owen. I'll have to ask him about that bug in his ear when I see him next!!