Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chew On This…..

My best buddy, Leelabelle Magillicutty, was sitting at her sewing machine putting the finishing touches on a quirky little throw pillow for her daughter when all of the sudden her son, Seraphim, came into the room and just stood there. She glanced towards him and noticed that his eyes were a bit puffy and watery and his nose looked swollen and red.

She swung her chair around and asked “You okay buddy? What happened?”

“You’re gonna be mad,” he replied while staring at his feet.

“Honey, what happened? Mommy won’t get mad if you tell the truth.”

“Welllllll, I had this reeeeally awesome piece of gum and and it tasted really, reeeeeally good and and I wanted to smell it because it tasted so good and so I took it out of my mouth and I smelled it and and now I can’t get reach it,” he frantically rambled while shuffling his feet.

“Tell Mommy where it is and I’ll get it for you.”

He glanced up and pointed to his left nostril. “I can’t reach it.”

She gently pulled her son to her lap and to take a look-see up Seraphin’s nose.

No gum.

She set off for the laundry room to grab her handy-dandy flashlight, shined it up Seraphim’s nose and saw a T-I-N-Y little corner of a chewed piece of gum lodged so far up the kid’s nose that she was afraid not even a pair of surgical gloves, a chisel, a suction cup and tweezers would be able to retrieve the damn thing.

A panic attack, visions of a bill from the ambulance service that had to come pick the two of them up because the tweezers became lodged in Seriphim’s brain, a bloody nose, and an hour later….success. Look how BIG that piece of gum was!


God I love that kid!

14 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

I guess he got a good whiff then? :P

Evil Genius said...

Oh yeah, I just remembered why I'm glad my son is grown.

Buwhahahaaahaaa!!!

HeatherOnTech said...

Things like this scare the shit out of me!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am so gla you are friends with ther. I love the stories.
My oldest shoved a piece of raisen box up his nose when he was little. It wasn't until it started to rot up there that we knew about it. Nasty! Thank goodness for tweezers.

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am also thinking this kid and gum are not a good combo. His mom ought to cause bodily harm to anyone who gives it to him.

Megan said...

A.Ma.Zing.

Magpie said...

Ouch!

My kid stuck leaves up her nose once. I took her to the ER...

catscratch said...

My neice got a pea lodged in her nose.

Kids need to learn not to inhale. :)

INNER VOICES said...

*laughing at scratch's comment*

Quickroute said...

yikes ! gum nose

just bob said...

Guess it's a good thing he wasn't trying to find out what the crazy glue smelled like.

Ponygirl said...

That's so funny! Good thing it came out without any brain attached.

One of my brothers (who is now 6'6") stuffed the tire from a Hot Wheels car into one nostril when he was a kid. My parents had to take him to the doc to get it out, it was so well lodged in there.

VE said...

wow...noses, not just for picking anymore. Never thought to use it as a storage device.

Practically Joe said...

I don't even want to mention what's been up my nose.
Oh ... the bad old days.