No More Peas

April 16, 2010

Hayden is innocently eating his lunch, which partly consisted of leftover pasta with peas from yesterday (yes, I should have known better, but then, what’s the point of leftovers if you have to come up with something else to serve?).  He starts sniffling, picking, then whimpering.  Whimpering takes on a more panicky tone.  I ask, “Do you you have a booger?  Is your fingernail hurting you?”  Duh, Mom.  OMG!

I toss a paring knife aside and run over to him, and sure enough, a green pea in the right nostril.  Far up the right nostril.  In his attempt to recover the pea, he had pushed it beyond the reach of his dirty fingernail.

I might have bused some expletives, in a panicky tone.  I smashed the tip of his nose toward his face (pliable, youthful cartilage!), hoping the pea would fall out through his expanded naris.  Nope.  I was finally able to push the pea down like I was squeezing toothpaste from the bottom of the tube, and it fell out into the crumbcatcher of his bib.

Hayden is grounded from peas.

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5 Responses to No More Peas

  1. Ginger on April 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Oh man, I am so not looking forward to this stage.



    Good times! Alhough, it is fun (and easier, too) to feed your little one “real” food, and to see how excited he gets about it. Hayden nearly freaked out yesterday when I told him I was taking him for Mex food for dinner- “There”s gonna be cheniladas there!”


  2. Aunt Becky on April 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    One time, I totally got a dried bean stuck up my nose as a kid. The doctor had to fish it out. *shudders*



    Yes- that is my fear. I see us in waiting in our pediatrician’s office for several hours (although Hayden and I would both be “uncomfortable” it would not be as urgent as say, a child with a fever of 104) for the pea (or whatever) to be extracted. Do not want to go there.


  3. Scott Meadows on April 22, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Still doesn’t compare to a lightbright peg.


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