“ Tic Tac Rescue Mission”

On road trips with a 2 and 4 year old, one tic tac often turns out to be a special treat, a tradition long ago established by their parents and extended family…………..a common occurrence……..until now……….

What do you do when the 2 year old starts crying and we decipher through the sobs “a tic tac is in my nose”.

The car is in motion on a busy Vancouver highway. Grandma abruptly swings around in her seat. “Are you kidding me!!!” “Are you sure you have a tic tac in your nose???”

I see ‘something’ up her nose. I calmly shout “blow your nose!”

Flashing through my mind……the copy of the medical care cards their Mom had texted me this morning……searching my brain……the nearest clinic or hospital? …… trying to remember all I have learned about head anatomy and the sinus cavity.

Grandma jumps out of moving car to attempt Tic Tac Rescue Mission while Grandpa screeches to the side of the road.

I cannot even see tic tac now, just a bulge high up on the nose……..apply pressure to other nostril amidst 2 year old’s advanced cries…….tell her to blow her nose…….no success….. again, “blow your nose”……….a tic tac surrounded with much mucous flies 2 feet out of her nose……wide-eyed 2 year old stops crying.

Grandma returns to her seat and we resume road trip………….along with a 3 minute lecture on “Never put a tic tac up your nose!!!”

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