How to Remove Peas from a Toddler’s Nose

I was reading New Mummy’s Blog today ‘A first I could have done without’ and it reminded me about an incident we had with Madame about a year ago.  We were sitting at the table having dinner, nothing memorable; except there were peas involved…you can probably guess what’s coming next.

I don’t remember how it happened or how we noticed that it had happened but she had managed to lodge a pea up her nose.  I had a quick look and couldn’t see it but knew damn well it was up there.  My first thought was to stick something up there and ferret it out (toothpick, tweezers, skewer) but feared if she moved I’d give her a lobotomy.

So, I don’t know where the idea came from, but in one fell swoop, I plugged the pea-less nostril, put my mouth over her nose and sucked!  Out popped the snot laden pea!  Ptooey! For those of you who don’t know me well, I have a huge snot gag reflex.  I can barely wipe a nose.  I’m amazed I didn’t hurl.

I then strode around like a proud peacock thinking I was a genius, saving us a trip to the A and E until someone kindly pointed out that I did it back to front.  I should’ve plugged the nose, like I did, but then in fact blow into her mouth and it would have dislodged the pea!!!!!!!  No need for mouth to snot contact!  Doh!

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