Day 9 – March SOLSC
How can 5 seconds feel like an eternity? How can 5 seconds be the scariest 5 seconds of your life? Well, when your daughter chokes on some roasted cauliflower you find the answer to these questions. Not a stop breathing kind of choke, but scary enough!
It all started when I told her she couldn’t have anymore roasted cauliflower. While I was putting it away, she took 2 pieces. Then she quick put a piece in her mouth to try and grab another, started giggling, and that’s when the coughing started.
My CPR and First Aid training kicked in immediately. I swiped my finger to get some out. She coughed some more. I banged on her back. She coughed and spit the rest of the bits out.
She’s ok. Me, on the other hand, am still trying to calm down. Longest and scariest 5 seconds of my life.
Lessons learned for Emma ~
- Listen to your mom when she says no more.
- Don’t shove pieces of food in your mouth
- Don’t laugh or giggle when food is in your mouth.
- Always sit when you eat.
- Always listen to your momma!!!
Lessons learned for Mom ~
- Keep your CPR and First Aid certifications up to date
- Drink Wine (if you don’t have wine, Jack Daniels will do!)
And I thought I wasn’t going to have anything to write about for Day 9!
I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge! Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community. A place for us to grow together as writers.