Sunday, November 10, 2013

the snot sucker! and Help- I need ideas!

We finally found something that Metta is terrified of.
The snot sucker.
She woke up at five this morning with a face covered in snot- and a bit congested and coughing.  I got out the saline and the sucker to clean her out and you would have thought I was removing her brains through her nose.  I took her downstairs for the procedure and Kent could hear her screaming: "owie! owie! owie!  owie!" from upstairs.

These pictures are from this evening.  She has a little PTSD and now screams if I even hold the thing closer to her.

Besides torturing our kids- we've been trying to come up with some good ideas for Christmas gifts for them. We don't really want more STUFF to move- so we've got to come up with some other great ideas for aunts and uncles and g-parents to give them.  I'm not completely against small things  - but they really don't need any more toys!!

thoughts?  ideas?  for a family gift we are considering something fun like a trip to great wolf lodge- or other activity to do.  But what can extended family get them?  I'm open to any and all suggestions!!  

3 comments: said...

Subscriptions to Ranger Rick or that type of magazine? Things to do in the a Magnatab or hidden pictures books?

Julie Sacks said...

I am with you all the way. I am so sick of toys around the house. I am planning on getting the boys craft things from places like Micheal's and Hobby Lobby. Things that will give them something fun to do, we can display them for a while and then toss them out. Like a small model air plane or one of those card board houses they can color, play with and then toss out later. Sounds like throwing money away a little bit, but at least we will have fun with it before we throw it out :)

Aubri said...

I SWEAR by hyland's cold tablets...they start loosening the snot super fast. If you do 2-3 every 15 minutes for the first hour they really work fabulously...and it's easier than saline. The hyland's cough syrup also helps keep them cleared but takes a bit longer to kick in.