Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Audrey will put anything (obviously) in her mouth

Tuesdays are kind of hectic. I pick the girls up from school, and I pretty much have to run home and get Ashley changed, get her a snack, and make her go to the bathroom (not necessarily in that order) prior to immediately leaving for soccer.

So we get home, I put Audrey in my lap with a lollipop and start to get Ashley dressed. Audrey all of a sudden starts crying. I assume she has bitten her tongue, so I take the lollipop away. She continues to cry. So I stand up, turn her upside down so she will open her mouth and look inside.

AND THERE IS A STAPLE IN HER MOUTH, STUCK IN HER GUMS!!!

I freaked out. Ray had just walked in, I told him to go get the tweezers and made him get it out. It actually wasn't stuck in very much, just kind of on the side of her gums. But still.

And no, I don't know where she got it. I assume at school which I will talk to them about when I pick her up today. But she could have easily done that at home too. Needless to say, I scoured the floor last night to make sure nothing but random cheerios were on the floor. I think it might have scared her enough (and caused enough pain) that she might not do it again.

I have a few more grey hairs this morning from this...

20 comments:

Edie C said...

HOLY CRAP!!!

Yikes, that is so scary!! Maybe? this will have scared her enough that she won't do it again. Wow...

SJ said...

fhHoly shit! Hard telling where she found that,but if it was at school? They better give you free tuition for a year!

Wishful thinking right? You could totally file a lawsuit.

Okay, I'm going overboard but still. A staple? Poor thing. Poor you! Glad she's okay.

Michele_3 said...

Yikes!!
Thank goodness you found it mom, before it dug further or got stuck!
Don't worry I have more grey hairs since my litle guy turned 4! LOL!
Take Care!

CPA Mom said...

Holy cow! A staple!! You know, Eeyore is almost 3 and still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. I'm glad she is o.k.!

p.s. Our Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the same - Little Gym

Kellie said...

Dear God...that's pretty scary. No worries on the gray hairs...Morgan gave me two more this morning when she came *this* close to shattering the tv in the family room.

Beccy said...

Ooooh very scary glad it wasn't too bad.

Happy Working Mom said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so glad that she's OK! I would have really freaked out and made my hubby get it out too!

It's amazing...we think we've babyproofed the house but they ALWAYS find something! Or the daycare....

Wendy said...

Holy sh*t!! I am sooo glad that you found it so quickly!! Boo to those teacher!! Let em' have it!!

ktjrdn said...

wow. that's all I can say. Poor kid.

Christine said...

Ouch poor baby!That is very scary! I'm glad she is okay!

ChrisB said...

oh it made my stomach turn over reading that I can understand you freaking out. I do hope she's ok now.

Rachel said...

Holy crap!! That is crazy!! I am so glad she's ok and hopefully that won't happen again.

Pam said...

OMG! That is a bit scary - I always worry what will end up in my kids mouths (Or other places). I am so glad it all turned out well and so sorry you had to go through that.

Mrs. CPA said...

Some dummy dumped out their fish tank in our backyard, and Hudson keeps trying to put the rock in his mouth. I feel your pain.

Heather J said...

That happened to Caleb on Saturday. Lucky for him it was 5 staples still stuck together. Otherwise he would have probably ended up the same way, with something stuck in his gums. Scary. Makes your stomach sink and your butt cheeks slam together all at the same time :D

Emma in Canada said...

How odd that you posted about this today. On my rug was a great big staple, unlike the sort I use at home. I don't know if it came home with William or in a shopping bag, but I saw it right as Sophie went to pick it up. I'm glad I found it before it went in to her mouth, I would not have dealt well with your situation at all!

la bellina mammina said...

Oh my! You need to tell the school anyway. Hope she's ok though.

Heather said...

Ouchy - holy crap! Very scary. I hope she's doing okay!

Mel said...

That would have freaked me out big time! I'm glad it wasn't stuck in too far...ouch, the poor baby!!
Mel

my4kids said...

Babies stick everything in their mouths I don't want to tell you some of the things I've taken out of my kids mouths when they were younger!