Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Four Days

Four Days.

That's how many long my kids have been in school. Today I got a call from the school asking me to come pick up my son. My 7 year old had put a pencil eraser in his ear and it would not come out.

It only took my son four days of being in school before I got a call asking me to pick him up and take him to the E.R.

Do you know those signs that factories use to keep track of how many days they've been "accident free"? I think I need one of those for my house. It would look nice on the fridge. This morning it would say, "4 Days." Tonight it would be "0 Days."

The E.R. could not remove the eraser. Tomorrow I will be taking my 7 year old to an ENT. The E.R. doctor wrote a prescription for one sedative. I think my son and I should split it. Only seems fair.

Can't wait to see what my kids come up with in four more days....

17 comments:

Talon said...

I hope you won't mind, but I'm killing myself laughing over here! Just what was he trying to erase??

Definitely split the sedative - you earned it!

Cookie said...

Talon, he said that he put the eraser in his ear because a girl was bothering him and he didnt' want to listen to her anymore. He thought the eraser would help block out her talking. Great reasoning, huh? I'll have to add that to my list of proud parent moments!

a corgi said...

LOL; whose name was on the sedative prescription? perhaps the doctor intended it for you all along!

and we were thinking it could be falling off a swing; who knew it would be an eraser in the ear?

poor guy (poor mom)

I hope the visit with the ENT goes well and he's learning his lesson on what not to put in his ear (advice they usually suggest is nothing smaller than your fist :)

hugs to you!

take heart, there are only 176 days of school left this year :)

betty

Talon said...

lol! That's a perfectly good reason. One of my sons, who was five at the time, stuck a bean up his nose and had no explanation at all - lol. I had no idea that doctors have all sorts of strange looking tweezer-type implements for removing things like beans and erasers from ears up until then.

Snaggle Tooth said...

OMG! Make sure you show him the bill (if it's all covered pretend you have to pay) to make him feel guilty so he doesn't keep getting these bright ideas. He could try asking the girl to please be quiet... n do chores to earn money to pay it back.
Well, ir beats the time my daughter when she was 5, (who just turned 31 yesterday,) on Thanksgiving had to have a huge splinter removed from her buttock in the ER, for sliding on the wood floor after being asked to stop, she didn't.
Now that was embarrassing, n I missed dinner! Payback time now, her two boys are 4 n 2!

Karen said...

At least he admits he put it in there. My older brother did this when he was in grade school with a tightly rolled up straw wrapper. No one knows how long it was in there, but my brother to this day still denies knowing how it got there. (Obviously he put it in there.) And, my mom still asks about it. She's still waiting for an answer.

Michelle said...

Oh. My. That's ummm pretty special. If it makes you feel any better, I'm getting daily notes from the teacher about what Mister Man is doing to get in trouble every day -- kicking kids, elbowing kids, putting his hand down the back of their shirts, pulling their shirts, etc... The keeping your hands to yourself discussions are not sinking in. He won't have any toys left if this keeps up. *sigh*

Gin said...

Oh GOD! That has to be some kind of record!!!

Cathy said...

omg!! that's so stressful--i can't believe the er couldn't get it out--i hope he's ok now!

Cathy said...

omg--i hope he's ok now. i would definitely want that sedative too. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Cookie... I'm sorry.. Raising kids is just so much fun. You will never get bored. I remember when one of my sons was a baby, he swallowed a penny... We had to go to the ER. They saw it on an x-ray and we had to watch him until he pooped it out... GADS!!!!!

Welcome to the joys of raising kids.... You gotta love every minute.

Hugs,
Betsy

girlytwins said...

omgoodness. he should totally share with you LOL.
i hope he is ok.

Lynn said...

Yep - you definitely need some of that sedative. Good luck. :)

Joyce-Anne said...

Maybe you should take the entire sedative... No, that would be mean. But, you deserve something. How about a stiff alcoholic drink?

sandy said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry. You definitely deserve at least half...with some chocolate.

Hope the ENT is able to help.

Stimey said...

Oh my god, that is hysterical. You know, sorta. I need one of those "X Days Without an Accident" signs too.

p-huong said...

Oh ookay. I missed this post. That's what happened.

LOL I think if I ever walked into work drunk, I'd change their "X days without an accident" sign. There are cameras around the exits and I don't think the sign is posted around any doors. I'll send you a picture if I end up doing it tomorrow just for kicks. But I'm still in my probation period, so maybe after january 27.