Sunday, August 25, 2013

the chicken nugget: one thing every parent should know how to do

Pin It
 
it was a normal playdate with Bear's bestie, JD.  the boys had played for a few hours and it was lunch time.  every playdate, i make them macaroni & cheese and chicken nuggets.  every playdate.  they were sitting at the table eating.  i was leaning against the counter.  Bear was more antsy than usual and kept getting up and wandering around.  he got up for what was probably the 5th time and started walking toward me. 

"honey, i told you, go sit down and eat."
 
and then i saw the look on his face.  the hands going towards his throat. 
i knew exactly what was happening. 
 
my son was choking.
 
in those 2 seconds, i had his outfit picked out and saw his burial.  then i sprung into action, whipping him around and doing something i never thought i'd have to do to anyone.  that amazing "hug of life."
 
the nugget was dislodged, coming back up in his mouth.  he turned around, gave me a look that said
"what in the hell was that for?"
and then he began chewing it up again.
 
he had no clue what had happened. 
that he couldn've died had i not acted.
 
after lunch, he was right back at play, without a care in the world.  leaving me rattled and grateful for those first aid classes i had taken.
 
which leads me to ask...
do you know first aid, infant/child CPR, and how to give
the Hug of Life to a child? 
 
if you do or if you don't a brush-up course is never a bad idea.  check with your local Red Cross to get info on classes.  i know i will.  just to be sure.
 
 
and now onto the party..... 
 
 
Welcome to The Sunday Parenting Party! This week’s hosts are denoted by the word {host} behind their link’s name in the list below. The SPP is place for readers to find ideas on nurturing, educating, developing and caring for children, as well as honest posts on the stresses of being a parent or caregiver. Reviews and Giveaways are welcome as long as they are relevant to the topic.

All parenting philosophies are welcome with one exception, please do not link posts promoting physical discipline as this is something we would feel uncomfortable having on our blogs.

PS: By linking up you agree that your post and photos are Pinterest, Sulia, G+ and FB friendly. We will be showcasing ideas on our The Sunday Parenting Party Pinterest board.
 
     
                       
 
 
Keep in touch with Crayon Freckles on Facebook to get daily post previews and hear about other great activities! You can also follow Crayon Freckles on Pinterest and Twitter.
Check out Why Does My Teen?, which is an informational site for the parents teens.

2 comments:

wiffle said...

Oh, dear, I feel your pain. I once did this for a child dislodge an old 5p piece. I was nannying for him and his mum had just walked through the door. I was so grateful for all the first aid courses I did. I was just able to do what was needed and then panic once he was ok. His mum did a first aid course quite soon after as I don't think she had realised how quickly something can go wrong. Now I have my own children and I have done refresher courses and always recommend them to my friends because you never know and hopefully you never need to use it but if you do then you literally are saving their lives and the alternative is utterly unthinkable.

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

Oh I'm so sorry you had to go through that, Andie! But thank you so much for sharing and for that important reminder.

Post a Comment

i love reading your colorful thoughts! {make sure you have your email enabled on your blogger account so i can respond back to you!}

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...