Never a dull moment… such is motherhood.
The ease of the first day of preschool was followed by an unpredictable reaction on Ava’s part. After learning that no, I could not come with her to class, she suddenly and surprisingly no longer wanted to go to school. Oh my what do I even do? Well we over came that obstacle with bribery. Starbucks hot chocolate and she was on her way.
A pre-preschool meltdown was hardly dramatic compared to what was coming. One thursday afternoon Ava came screaming from her room during nap time saying her throat hurt and that there was something in there. What you ask? Turns out a coin. Yes, apparently she swallowed a coin.
At first I could feel it in her thoat. So scary. A neighbor rushed over to watch ella and Ava and I were off to the ER. Yes, Ava swallowed a dime, it was now in her stomach and FYI still has not passed two weeks later. She does have plans to throw it in the fountain when it come out…
Ava: “Thank you for taking me to the hospital mama. I like the hospital.”
Perhaps I was too calm and reassuring. A little fear would not have been all bad!