I had a scare today with Gooser. His teacher called me this morning and said that during snacktime he started choking on the orange he was eating (or more specifically, a Clementine).
The kids eat these non-stop at home and I always break all the little segments apart for Gooser, but I guess he put a super large piece in his mouth and didn't chew it enough.
The teacher said his face started turning really red and she was preparing to do the Heimlich when he was able to cough it up.
Then she took him to the nurse to have his throat checked--and he was fine.
How scary though!! I was freaked out when she called and I could tell she was really scared too.
I'm constantly telling the kids "take small bites!" "chew it up!" Especially when they're eating things like apples, pretzels or hot dogs--but I'm usually not paranoid about stuff like oranges!
So I thought I'd use this scary episode as a reminder to everyone--remind your kids to be careful!! It also couldn't hurt to take a course in CPR and the Heimlich--I took one ages ago but I think I need a refresher course. My sister and I are going to sign up for one soon.
In other news--I found this fun/funny blog called Living Oprah. The premise is that the woman takes every bit of advice that Oprah gives--what to wear, eat, buy, etc. and does it in her own life as a challenge to see if following Oprah's advice helps you live your "best life." It sounds like a pretty intriguing idea so I will be checking out her blog!