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Do you remember the saying "up your nose with a rubber hose"? I distinctly remember Erin saying that to Megan during one of their friendly cousin discussions when they were about 3 or 4. Well, today it was up your nose with a pair of fine point tweezers. No I was not removing nose hairs and it was not my nose. Let me start at the beginning. I was in the midst of teaching my Grade 1 class about the correct way to may the letter Rr when a subsitute teacher in the Grade 2-3 room came knocking at my door in a panic and said, "Cody has something stuck up his nose and we can' t get it out". Now Cody is one of my favorite former students whom I could tell stories about for hours. I calmed down the sub and said I would check it out. My thoughts were I will just get him to blow hard and whatever it is will pop right out (that's what the babysitter did when Megan pushed a bead up her nose at age 3). I took Cody out to the hall and asked him what was up his nose and he said "the top of a pen". Now I am picturing the top from a pen is at least 2-3 inches long and I couldn't imagine how it could have gotten up his nose, but I figured I'd better have a look. I looked way up and sure enough there really was something up his nose. Down to the staff room we went and I found a long pair of tweezers with sharp ends and as carefully as I could I reached up and latched on to the object. Hurray! It came out without a hitch. Now believe it or not it really was a top from a pen but not the cap end but rather the end piece on a BIC pen. How it got up his nose is still a mystery. A phone call to Grandma and she tells me she is going to call me Dr. Bailey from now on.
Well, some elementary teachers are known for pulling teeth but my claim to fame will now be extracting foreign objects from students' noses!
3 years ago