As parents, we all dread that call from the school, during the day. That call that interrupts us and tells us to drop what we’re doing and rush down to the school, there’s been an emergency.
That was my morning. I was halfway (15 minutes into, and actually quite surprised I was finding it interesting) through watching a video of a meeting of a panel called “The Future Across Generations” from the 2012 World Economic Forum. (As part of research for a profile piece I’m writing for Brainstorm Magazine) when my phone rang, and it was the principal of The Kid’s school. Sigh. Promising to be right over, I dropped everything and dragged my Kid off to the emergency room.
What for? This.
Yup. That little black speck is a stone. Removed from my son’s right ear. Why he decided it was a good idea to stow it there, I have no idea. Kids are funny creatures. So it was a quick, painless procedure – it was syringed out with warm water, and he received a lollipop at the end of all of it, so he’s completely ok.
And I’m completely relieved. It’s pretty much one of my biggest fears that my Kid will do something or hurt himself somehow, and require surgery. Having had more operations than I care to count, it’s not something I want for my child.
He’s now napping and I have the next hour or so to get some work done. I just wanted to say before I did – that boys are very strange. Why stick something in your ear? I just don’t get it.But… I guess it makes life interesting.
Have your kids ever done something similar? Or….heaven forbid….did you do things like this as a kid?