Sunday, March 6, 2011

Popcorn kernels do not belong in our ears Nolen....

Friday was a beautiful day here. I made the boys some popcorn and let them eat it outside on the back deck. I was folding laundry and Gavin comes inside and says, "Ummm...Mommy we have a problem.  Nolen stuck a popcorn kernel in his ear and we can't get it out."
GREAT!!! So, I go out there and look and it is far enough that you can just barely see it. I called Eric and told him what was going on. He says, "well you can try to get it out or wait til I get home and I can try."  I went and got the tweezers and tried to get it out but it seemed to be pushing it further in his ear. I was concerned that if I waited until Eric got home, he wouldn't be able to get it out.  By then, the Doctors office would be closed and then we would have to go all the way to the hospital on a Friday night.  So, I called the Doctors office and they told me to bring him in.
So, off I went with all 3 boys to the Doctors office....because of a popcorn kernel. Did you know that they have special tools just for getting "foreign objects" out of ears, noses and belly buttons? Well, they do. It is a little hook type thing and it lights up. It took Ms. Molly all of about 30 seconds to get it out.  She was great (as they always are) and I am pretty sure they all got a good laugh thanks to Nolie. 
Of course, Nolen picks the biggest kernel in the bowl, the one that looks like it was about to be popcorn to stick in his ear. 

He never cried.  He was pretty tough about it.  His one and only concern was....."will I have to get a shot?"  Come to find out.....Gavin told him to do it.  He says he was just joking and didn't think he would actually do it.  Well, he did.  Big brothers......


dianne Guthmuller said...

How can you be mad at that face? It sure makes a great memory!

Love y'all!

Anonymous said...

I have the same issue right now! My twin 3 yr olds were eating popcorn and my son comes up and says mommy there's a seed in my ear! I tried everything now its a trip to the doctor today. Crazy.

katelyn_wolf101 said...

ha lol. when i was 11 i got a popcorn kernal in my ear. dumb me i didnt tell my mothoer. i had it in there for a month. i cried like a baby. i had to be put on anestsa, or how every you say that(surgery).a 3,000 dollor bill for a peice of popcorn. ha ;)

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