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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a loose screw

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So, it's day two of the Back to Blogging challenge.  Just like yesterday, this challenge is sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances.  Today's assignment is to repost something that you wish more people had read.

Now, I went back through my archives and I found two posts that I could have shared with you.  One was an opinion post that would have everyone up in arms, and the other was funny.  I'm choosing to go with the funny one because
  1. I'm lazy and a lot of edits are needed to make that opinion post work
  2. Everyone deserves to laugh once in awhile.

A Loose Screw
Ever heard of someone truly having a loose screw?  Not just in the figurative, “he’s gone crazy” sense, but really having a screw on the loose in his body?  Nope?  Didn’t think so.  Neither had I, but I experienced such a phenomenon today.  How, you wonder?  Remember, I have an eight year old boy.  Enough said. However, for those of you who do not personally know my son, I will explain.  Master Hull recently developed a small chalazion on his eyelid so I called the doctor this morning and off we went for what should have been a routine visit.  Note the word “should.”  Once the doctor entered the examining room, he began to give Master Hull the typical once over.  Eyes– fine.  Nose– fine.  Ears– not so fine.  Dr. P. announced that there was something in my son’s ear.  Thinking this was a joke, I started laughing.  I mean, come on, it is April Fool’s Day, you know, and our pediatrician can be quite the comedian.  Nope, this wasn’t a joke.  Dr. P. left the room and returned shortly with two chuckling nurses.  After a quick, painless retrieval, the good doctor dropped a small, black, plastic screw into my waiting hand.  Yes, a screw.  My son had a loose screw.  Or a lost screw.  He won’t yet fess up as to how that screw found it’s way into his ear.  I don’t think he ever will, but I have a feeling this is the last loose screw we’ll find for a while.

This post was originally published on April 1, 2009. 

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  1. So was the ear and eye related? Everyone in a family has someone with a screw loose - not just quite as literally as others! LOL - thanks for the humor!

  2. Oh man! That's boys for ya!!
    My son is nearly 8.
    And sometimes I think it's ME with the screw loose!
    (found you on the SITS linky and liked your title)

  3. Oh, my 2nd child put a plastic bead in her ear when she was 2, but doc couldn't just take it out! Lodged down around her eardrum! Back in that day, 1990, they admitted her for outpatient surgery to sedate her just long enough for her to be still for them to remove it!
    It's amazing your son didn't feel it in there!

  4. Hi! I am a new follower from Tuesday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

  5. Bernice, if he could feel it, I don't think he would have told us. After all, he supposedly still doesn't know how it got there!

  6. haha. Ah boys... Your post totally reminded me of a story my mother in law has told me about my husband when he was a kid. Apparently he had a pea in there!
    Visiting from SITS. Good luck in the contest and have a great day. :)

  7. Awwww how funny. I'm so nervous of what I'll be experiencing having two boys. OYE! Plenty of loose screws I'm sure.

  8. It never ceases to amaze me the stuff kids will stick into weird places!

    Visiting from the SITS Back 2 Blogging challenge. Glad I stopped by!

  9. Oh, no! How funny, thanks for the laugh. Here from SITS!

  10. Lol! my brother once shoved 10 mini noodles up his nose and it made an interesting trip to the doctors office.

  11. I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!

  12. Stopping by from the Tuesday Blog Hops!
    Hope to see you hop back by!

    Be sure to also join my blog hop today!

    Kerin :)

  13. I loved your post.
    Thanks for stopping by. Your comment is so insightful.

    It would be great to join my Thoughtful Wednesday blog hop. I am looking forward to read more of you posts.

    I am already a follower.

  14. Oh my goodness! That's one he'll never live down. I see teasing lasting long into his 50s over that one1


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