A New Meaning to the Term "Pea-Shooter"

April 21, 2009

For a while now, Harrison has been very interested in sticking his fingers in his nose. I have come to accept this as part of childhood. However, lately he likes to stick OTHER things up his nose. Little pieces of bread, small chunks of crayon, or pieces off his sucker. After he stuck part of his sucker up his nose today I threw the rest of it away, to teach him it was wrong. He was REALLY mad about that.

Last night during dinner, at the in-laws house, he stuck a pea up his nose. While we were sitting at the dinner table. I always forget that I have to watch him every second; as soon as I turn away he tries to stick something up there. So there we are, at the table. Peas up the nose. Richard's sister ran off to get us some tweezers to fish it out, but Richard didn't want to wait, so he pinched off the other nostril and told him to blow.

That pea shot out of there like a cannon, and bounced around the table for a minute, landing squarely on my niece's plate. Ha ha. Just kidding, it rolled to a stop near the salt and pepper. That would have been hilarious. But it was still funny. I'm sure us laughing about it really does not help get the point across to him. Not that anything else I am doing gets the point across.

But at least he knows how to do the farmer blow now. It is pretty handy. So today during lunch when I realized he had stuck some ham off his sandwich up his left nostril (it being the nostril of choice) I just plugged the other side, told him to blow, and out the ham came. Etiquette crisis averted!

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10 comments

  1. When I was about 4 or 5, I stuck an apple seed up my nose, and they had to call a ward member, who was a doctor, to get it out. I was really worried that an apple tree was going to grow in my nose.

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  2. Our son, Marc used to put things up his nose. He did corn several times, and peas. But when he put a little chunk from a bar of soap there he could blow really good bubbles. It burned like crazy, so it completely cured him. He never put anything there again.

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  3. So Elesa, there's your threat. Gonna wash your nose out with soap, if you put anything up there again!

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  4. OMG, this post was hilarious. As funny as these things are when they're happening to other people, I am so glad those days with my kids are behind me!

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  5. "Farmer blow"? We used to call them snot rockets.
    And it made me think of the movie "One Fine Day." Because the little boy sticks a marble up his nose.

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  6. MY Harrison went through the same phase last year. His favorite thing to stick up his nose was the broken tip of a crayon because he liked to see what color his boogers would be. He ended up sticking a sharp pebble in there. The pain was so great that he never did it again. Little boys can be such bone-heads sometimes. Amen for the farmer blow!

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  7. I used to baby sit a 6 or 7yr old kid that spent all his time sticking things up his nose. He would get a little pile of random stuff (rocks, lentils, BBs) and just start stuffing them up there. He could fit an entire handful of stuff up his nasal cavity. I didnt babysit him very often because it was just too disturbing to watch.

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  8. Whenever my dad or my uncle would leave the house they'd say, "Be good and don't stick peas up your nose." Apparently this was something their mother and their grandmother would say to them every time they left the house, too. Good times. And apparently good advice. We didn't need the advice as adults, but it was still funny to hear them say it.

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  9. What's funniest about this is that the day after you posted it, House had an episode with guy who kept bringing his nephew into the clinic. The kid kept putting things up his nose. The first day House fished out a little metal fireman. The 2nd day a little metal policeman. The 3rd day, a little metal fire truck. House finally figured out he had put a kitty up there and it was like he was thinking one of those could rescue the kitty.

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  10. Cute little Harrison! He is getting so big.

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