June 27, 2005

"Mommy, I have a seed in my nose!"

Yes, that's right. The Girl came up to me this morning and asked for help removing the cherry pit she had shoved up her right nostril.

When her brother was about 2 1/2, he put electrical wire insullation up his nose. We never did find that and figured it must have come out below, but the cherry pit popped right out.

It won't make for the dramatic story that many Sewanee students heard year after year read by the admissions office as their all-time favorite essay, written by a student who one summer long before they reached college age stuck a raisin up their nose and had to have it surgically removed. On the other hand, I was perfectly happy to just have to give a little squeeze and dispose of the offending object. I think The Girl can find something else to write about on college applications. In the meantime, I hope we have gotten the interest in sticking stuff up places where it doesn't belong behind us.


So THAT's what I missed out on by going to W&L ;) Very funny... I had my own cherry trauma when I was a youngster.. somehow I managed to pull a muscle in my tongue. It seems like I was hanging upside down from my grandparents' sofa at the time. It hurt a LOT!!

Posted by: Lenise at June 28, 2005 08:44 AM