Friday, August 13, 2010
So, I'm on a treasure hunt whether I want to be or not. I never thought my kids would be "one of those kids", but it turns out that they are. I always thought that kids who swallowed stuff had parents that just didn't really watch them until recently. Buggy has been carrying around this small, pink, plastic bead for the last 3 days. I watched her like a hawk. She just wanted to carry it around and show everyone. She has never been the child that put things in her mouth or be very mischievous. Yesterday I was sitting on the couch feeding Miss Crazy O when Buggy comes up and says "I don't have my bead anymore". She was a little distraught. I asked her where it was, or what happened to it. She just looked me in my eyes and opened her mouth as big as she could. My first thoughts were ...great, I'm one of those moms, but I've been watching you...is my Buggy going to be ok?.....what do I do? She was very calm and told me that she was chewing on it and that Daddy told her not to put anything in her mouth but food. I agreed and told her that is for safety reasons, otherwise it could be dangerous. She became worried and started to cry. She thought this pink bead of hers was going to be swimming in her stomach for the rest of her life. We explained that what goes in must come out. Daddy was a great help on this one! :) She just eats up whatever he says. So, the nurse told us that we just have to make sure it passes by 3 days. She laughed when I told her the story and said that it's normal and most kids do this. Have any of you experienced this? If so, I'd love to hear about it!! I think this is so *gross*! I'm not up for searching, but I guess I don't really have a choice in the matter this time. Oh little Buggy...what am I going to do with you?