The Journey of the Bead

ONCE UPON A TIME.....there was a beautiful black bead. One Sunday afternoon this bead was discovered by a curious little boy. This beautiful, black bead was lying on the floor, along with other colorful beads, in the primary room of the local LDS church. The little boy looked at this bead and thought to himself, "I wonder if this will fit up my nose?" The little boy then placed the bead in his nose and discovered, that indeed, the bead did fit up his nose. The bead then fell out and the boy thought, "I wonder if I can get the bead to stay in my nose?" Sure enough the boy accomplished this task, but not without realizing that a bead in his nose was not a good thing. The boy looked at his primary teacher with a very terrified look on his face and said, "The bead is stuck in my nose, and it hurts."

Quickly the teacher took the young, terrified boy to his dad. The young boy was then placed on the counter in the men's bathroom so that his dad, along with a medically trained individual, could look up the boy's nose and try to get the bead out. In the end they were unsuccessful, which in turn meant a trip to the nearby children's hospital. Once at the hospital the young boy was delighted to see that he would be able to watch cartoons on Sunday, since there was a TV in the waiting room. The boy thought to himself, "this hospital stuff isn't so bad".

Then the time came to take the young boy back to a room where the doctors could assess the best way to remove the bead. Many attempts were made as the boy screamed and kicked his legs. Finally the only option was to strap the young boy down, but the boy's brave and heroic father saved the day by offering to tightly pin the boy in his arms for one last attempt. With tears flowing from the eyes of the boy and his father, the doctors proceeded to cover the boy's mouth and blow air up his unblocked nostril. Miraculously the beautiful, black bead popped right out! The doctors, the boy's father and the young, curious boy sighed with relief.

As the young boy left the hospital, he told his dad, "That was fun! But I never want to go to that hospital again and see those doctors."

The moral of the story: "Never put beautiful, black beads in your nose!"

9 comments:

Lissagerl said...

We recently had bead incidents also. I don't know how I got by without the first 2 getting something up their noses, but Brekan gets everything. Luckily we didn't have to go to the hospital, though! I'm glad they got it out!

Dahl Family said...

What an adventure! Great storytelling and what a good moral. ;) I'm glad you have that incident recorded for later in life when Grant will love hearing it.

Amber said...

Cute Grant! I have not had to deal with that one yet, but will keep Grant's story handy if we ever do. Yay for Harv and Grant's courage! (Reminds me of Joseph Smith with his leg.) I'm glad they got it out!

Our Family said...

That is so funny! I am glad that it came out....eventually. I put a bead up my nose once, at pre school, but I was too scared to tell anyone, so I left it there, but after a few days, it started to stink, and my mom, somehow got it out! We were at Grandma's hose, and I remember sitting in her pink bathroom while my mom freaked out at me..... I think that is why I didn't tell her :)
Shantel

Gabriella said...

What fun adventures we have! I'm glad the bead came out!

Rachel said...

Rachel, you are a great storyteller! Why weren't you an English major? :) Poor Grant. It sounds like he definitely learned his lesson!
p.s. Thanks for the scripture scouts recommendation! That sounds so fun! We had similar bible stories when I was little, basically dramatized scriptures. These would be nice to cover the BOM stories.

Mandy said...

Love the story and am glad that it had a happy ending! Every little boy needs to visit the ER at least once so hopefully this will be the one and only visit for Grant!! It was so good to talk to you. I hope the deep freeze of winter ends soon!!

NAT said...

Holy Crap! I'm glad that this story had a happy ending. That was an interesting tale. :)

Sorry I'm just getting back to you about Women's Conference...when is it? I don't have tickets...keep me posted.

Tricia said...

Oh man!!!

In Boston, Cam put a peanut up his nose and when it was removed by urgent care, it was sent to the lab. We received a report later telling us that the object was in fact a peanut.