This morning we had an event in our house that I hoped would never occur. One of our sons started crying hysterically and pointing at his nose. Now, he very occasionally gets bloody noses so I thought that might be the problem. Upon closer investigation, I could see that a foreign, unknown object was just barely sticking out. He couldn't tell me what it was and he was very upset. A quick call to Andrew (who was just pulling out of the driveway) brought him to assist with the removal of said object. We discussed how best to remove it without it getting further jammed or being snorted up. We still couldn't figure out what it was... I held one nostril closed as Andrew pushed down from the top of the object and before too long it popped out. Would you like to know what IT was? A screw. Yes, our son had jammed a screw up his nose skinny end first. We have no idea where he found it.
We had a big talk about where we don't put things and tried to cover all the bases to avoid any confusion. Thankfully it all turned out okay and his nose didn't even bleed - it could have been much worse. I remember at least one brother getting a lego stuck up his nostril and it wasn't pretty. :) I guess we have officially entered a new parenting stage accompanied by many, many things you never thought you would have to say. :) Boys and their ideas!