Friday, June 14, 2013

// jellybeans, noses, and a psa

this post could alternatively be titled "adventures in potty training" 
but that's so predictable and, also, it implies that i'm still training jake. 
i tried potty training him a few weeks ago. tried=past tense
two days into it i realized that maybe i wasn't quite as ready as i thought 
for how demanding it is going to be.
so i grave myself some grace time. 
i'm waiting until i'm mentally prepared... even if jake has been ready for months now. 

on with the story:
i had been rewarding jake with jelly beans when he used the potty properly.
one particular afternoon, he went, got a jelly bean, and i let him watch a show while i made dinner.

until he walked into the kitchen asking me for help.
he said: "nose, mommy, nose."
which usually means he needs me to wipe his nose. usually.

this time was different.
this time he had decided to stuff a jelly bean so high up his nose that i couldn't get it out.

i couldn't help but laugh. i was annoyed but the whole situation seemed so humorous.
like, what a typical thing for a kid to do. and how did i not foresee him doing this?
hahahaha. funny, right? kinda.

i called my husband and told him to meet me at the emo
i got siena grace up from a nap ((grr)) and dropped her off at my sister-in-laws.

as jake cried in the back seat and sugary, sticky snot slithered down his face
i received a text message from phil.

"try this!!" with a link attached. 

the link said to do this

um. ew. but i would do anything to avoid a copay. so i pulled over and tried it.
it worked. i couldn't believe it. 
i was elated. jake on the other hand.... let's just say he learned his lesson (i think).

apparently this "method" is called the mothers kiss. sounds so gentle and sweet right?
like a group of children holding hands and frolicking in the fields. 

i did a google search for it and it's a widely accepted thing to do 
since it's common for kids to stick things up their noses. 
i hope i never have to do it again. and i hope you never have to either. 
but if the circumstances arise, now we know how to avoid a trip to the ER.

1 comment:

Alli said...

Bwahaha! I'm glad it worked for you, and thank you for letting us know about it... I'm with you in that I hope I never have to use it, though! :D:D


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