I have to backtrack a little bit so you get the whole story…
Saturday morning my sister Nicole called me up and asked if we wanted tickets to ‘Sesame Street Live.’ She had gotten 4 free tickets and wasn’t going to use them. We didn’t have any major plans so I thought it would be fun to surprise the kids and take them into NYC to see the show. By the way, we have gone to the city more times in the last few weeks than we have in years…LOL! But before we went, I needed to stop and help my other sister Jeanna do her make-up for a wedding she was going to.
Okay…we get to the city and the kids are so excited when they see that we are going to the Elmo show. As we are waiting for the show to start Anthony points to his ear and says ’piece…ear.’ I responded ‘you have a piece in your ear?’ He was just looking around, taking it all in, and then the show started. I really did not think much of his comment. Anthony didn’t know what to expect, so he just sat on my lap and watched. He was pretty relaxed. I was thinking maybe he was tired, although he did take a nap before we left.
Now, intermission comes and he points to his ear and says ‘piece…ear.’ Again, I repeat, ‘you have a piece in your ear?’ But just then the lights go down and the show continues. He watches but was on the quiet side the rest of the night and he falls asleep on the car ride home. Again, I didn't think anything of his comments....
Sunday morning comes and he gets up early. I am sitting in his room reading one of Christopher’s Lego sticker books (not sure if I have mentioned it before…but Christopher is a fanatic about Lego’s). We are flipping through the pages and he points to a little green Lego piece in the book and says ‘piece…ear.’ What?? The lightbulb finally goes off! Now I am thinking….could he have a piece in his ear?? My heart starts pounding. I quickly turn him to look in his ear….and low and behold….HE HAS A GREEN LEGO PIECE IN HIS EAR!!!!
What is wrong with me?? The poor kid had it in his ear from the day before and he tried to tell me and I didn’t get it!! Why didn’t I look when he mentioned it at the show?? Now I call for the hubs because I don’t want to try to get it out alone. Chris got the tweezers and thankfully was able to pull it out!!
Can you imagine? He was probably so uncomfortable all night. What if it had gone in deeper? The kid could have gone deaf and it would have been my fault. The lesson learned here….listen to your kids when they are trying to tell you something. And now you can nominate me for “NOT the Mom of the Year’….I deserve it : )
Okay…now I will share a few pics from the show…before I knew my son had a Lego stuck in his ear…LOL!
And here is my little sister Jeanna….before I did her make-up and after. Like the ‘smokey’ eye I tried to do?? LOL! She tends to be more 'natural' and not where lots of make-up. She is beautiful either way : )
Have a good day...