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I blame the Wiggles

A couple of weeks ago we bought some underpants for Victoria. She was very excited about getting Wiggles underpants--until then, I hadn't realized that she was a fan. I used the $25 Amazon credit that was burning a hole in my epocket to get a set of three videos and made her a very happy girl. The first dozen times watching these shows, I enjoyed them. Now I am thoroughly tired of them, but Victoria is still enthralled. She doesn't want to watch alone, though, so we both sit in the big chair and I read as she watches. Or, more specifically this evening, as she watches and removes a blue crayon-shaped bandaid from her arm, rolls it into a ball, and shoves it up her right nostril. I emerged from Zilpha Keatley Snyder's Below the Root when she plaintively requested that I "get it out" while giant tears rolled out of her right eye. I have a lovely pair of hemostats (much better than the half-unfolded paperclip I used years ago to get a big pebble out of Christopher's nose) but it was way, way up there and no one was home to hold her still. So we spent almost three hours in the Washington Adventist Hospital emergency room waiting for help. We brought a doll with us and one book. Not that this is much of an accomplishment, but I have now committed the text of Max's Bath to memory. It's quite possible that a good portion of the people who were in the waiting room have as well.


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Jul. 27th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
And here I thought Koob putting peas up his nose was scary. I guess bandaids don't smush near so well.

Poor Victoria! Poor Koralleen! Poor Max's Bath!
Jul. 27th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Leo's recent nasal spelunker was a pistachio. I managed to get him to blow it out (although he sniffed after the first attempt, pulling it further in). I wasn't going to go in after it (what do you use to grab a pistachio?), and I was feeling sick just thinking about going to the ER. 3 hours. Ugh. Glad it's out.
Jul. 29th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
You are the second friend of mine that has recently written about underpants. For a laugh, read the July 24th post by jane_q_public
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