Animal? Vegetable? or (fake) Mineral?
Yes - that's right, smart and gentle
Oh no, no, no.... I'm not that disgusting and depraved
Nope, that photographed object came out from whence it entered. Her nose.
Bumper recently mastered nose blowing and yesterday after a request for a tissue, she presented me with one snot covered gemstone.
Almost five days after a small team of health professionals looked for this exact object with lights, long pointy things, saline solutions, sneeze therapy, and a surprisingly cooperative patient, it emerged.
And after almost five days of no complaints - save for one comment during our Saturday afternoon
She had none of the symptoms listed on her discharge notes under "come back if any of these things occur". Nada. Not a one.
GOOD GOLLY - WHERE THE HELL WAS IT? HER NOSE IS THE SIZE OF A BUTTON.
Alas, it seems the bead was in her nose the entire time unless she was pulling a really elaborate joke which - even I must admit - is beyond my particularly precocious daughters skill level.
Anyhow, the case of "The Mystery of the Bedazzled Sinus" is now closed. Encyclopedia Brown would be proud (well he would have been if I had done any actual mystery solving but whatever, case closed).
In other news, this kid can blow up over 200 balloons in one hour only using his nostrils. Never, EVER underestimate what your kid can do with his/her nose. EVER.