Exploding tummy !

Second post for today but just had to share this ….

Bradley and Connor have an obsession with chewing gum.  I keep gum in the car … for me (!) … and they cottoned-on to the idea that I had it.  The ‘burny one’ mind you, but that didn’t stop them from chewing it for a minute or so before spitting it out … and holding it up … wanting a tissue to put it in.

Sooo … I bought the fruity one – also sugar free – for them 😉     Obviously it wasn’t the wisest thing in the world to do, as their obsession has worsened!   When Connor first had a few chews of the gum a while ago,  I made sure he knew NOT to swallow it – it’s just for chewing …. NOT swallowing.  He got the idea ” ‘cos Mommy told me that ” !!  Mommy also has it in her car 🙂

When we got home today (he didn’t go to school today as he has a nasty cough!)  he needed lunch, but was already chewing the gum (which he had taken unbeknown to me – he had taken one while I was taking my shopping from the boot of the car – bad granny for not having eyes open at the back of my head for one moment !!)  

To cut a long story – I noticed he eyes suddenly pop wide as saucers !!   Thinking he can’t breath, I asked him calmly if he was alright – one has to the ask that question before applying the Heimlich Manoeuvre!!

“I swallowed it” he said with a quivering voice.

Oh goodie – (he will now eat his lunch as I said he NEEDED to eat to help the gum go down into his tummy!  (note here  – because of him not feeling too well, he didn’t want anything to eat at all!)  But he was now holding the box from the cough mixture bottle, as I was shaking it ready to give him a spoonful after he ate some the lunch he-didn’t-want-in-the-first-place !!

“But … my tummy will explode …. from the chewing gum” !  Still with big eyes !! 

He was looking at the drawing on the box – little boy with xray chest showing lungs, in the centre of which is giant star with waving lines !!!

… and yes .. he ate lunch!!

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6 Responses to Exploding tummy !

  1. Kathy says:

    You are such a special granny. He is so cute :0). You should have been a writer Avril, the way you described everything I could just picture it!!! Well done.

  2. Deb says:

    out of the mouths of babes…..glad his tummy didn’t explode…

  3. Marcelle says:

    Avril…check if it has Aspartame in the chewing gum….I cant eat chewing gum as all sugar free has it in..and its not something we want out kiddies to be eating….just a warning…you know why…:)

  4. Jeanette says:

    LOL!! That’s just so funny 🙂

  5. A treasure to remember.Really funny and cute.

  6. Firefly says:

    Hahahahaha, he will never swallow gum again.

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