Let me tell you a little story...
Once upon a time, a 6 year old boy got a bloody nose while his family was visiting friends. He went into the bathroom to stop the bleeding before his mother could see it, because she would yell at him for picking his nose again.
He took some toilet paper from the roll and wadded some up in his nostril, leaving some trailing out of his nose and waited it out.
After some time, he climbed up on the sink (where a candle was burning) to look in the mirror... You see where I'm going with this???
The toilet paper caught on fire, while still in his nose. The little boy was afraid to burn his hand by pulling it out, so he turned on the water and stuck his head under the faucet.
He was rushed to the Emergency Room and he looked like this:
Two days later he looked like this (you can't see it, but he has no eyelashes):
This is a true story and now my little guy has second degree burns over his lips and nose. Each time we speak to a nurse or doctor and tell this story the respose is always "WHAT?!" It is horrible and it took me 2 days to get over wanting to cry or get sick every time I looked at him.
BUT we were evaluated by the West Penn Burn Center today and were told everything is healing nicely and will likely not scar. So, the moral of this story is...DON'T PICK YOUR NOSE or you might burn your face off! (come on, I have to find the humor or I might get into bed and never come out!)
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