This evening while eating dinner our 4 year old decides he is going to stuff some corn up his nose, which his little brother thinks is a great idea. He promptly starts stuffing them up his own nose, which daddy then needs to suck out with one of those mucus suckers. Now you would think that after a couple rounds of this our 2 year old would get the idea that getting them out is not as fun as putting up there, but you would be wrong.
After being distracted for a few minutes I come back to the dinner table and discover him stuffing more up his nose. Well, I squeeze his nose and three of them come squirting out. Just to make sure I got everything I take a look up there and see one is definitely still up there. So, I take the sucker thingy and after a couple of minutes I am able to extract a rather large piece of corn.
Now you would think that was it. Again, you would be wrong. There was still one up there. So another couple minutes of sucking and finally I am able to liberate a poor piece of corn that I am sure never thought it would end up in the nasal cavity of a 2 year old.
Ah, but the story does not end there. About 20 minutes later I am required to extract a piece of corn from both, yes both, nostrils.
Seriously, how much discomfort does a child have to go through before they realize something is not a good idea?