Bill had another stroke. So, while we were at the hospital Claire...well...this can be funny if seen in the right light. So, let's do it right:
Claire, Nick, Matthew and I went down to visit Bill (my father) in the hospital after this stroke happened. It was this past Sunday. Claire asks if she can take off this necklace that Grammie Krista gave her.
Me: Ummmm...I don't know, Bear. You tend to put whatever you can in your mouth for reasons I don't understand. Will you keep it out of your mouth.
My Trained Monkey of A Daughter: Yes, Momma.
Matthew gets a stinky bum, and we left the diaper bag in the car. Nick and Claire go down to get it. Nick hears Claire coughing/choking.
Nick: Bear, you okay?
Claire: cough cough, I swallowed my necklace. cough cough cough
Nick looks in Claire's mouth and sure enough, the necklace is gone. She gets spoken to sternly, I'm sure, I wasn't there. I was told after the fact. And then the two proceed back up to Grampa Bill's room. Claire stops.
Nick stops and looks at her.
My THREE year old says: Don't tell Momma, okay Daddy?
Obviously it was the first thing he said when he got up to the room! We died. Seriously. Then Gramma Rosi turns to us and says
Gramma Rosi: Should you call your pediatrician?
Rosi: I should just pop around the corner and ask Grampa Bill's nurse.
She returns while I am telling Claire that she promised not to put things in her mouth and then did exactly what I was afraid of...
Rosi: Yes, you should call your doctor. Just to make sure.
So, this is getting longer and longer. Basically, because the necklace was 10 inches long, the doc wanted us to get an xray after it passed through most of her body...just to make sure. The next morning we took her in, got an xray and found that is was clumped in a little ball and very close to being on its way out. She was fine.
Is it bad that I almost hoped that it was something that would scare her JUST A BIT to help her remember how bad it is to put things in her mouth? That's awful though, right? Especially because I try so hard to not make her scared of the doctor. Hmmmm...sigh...grrrr...