A few weeks ago I had a blocked ear and used ear drops and a bulb syringe to flush out my ears. I repeated the process for 3 days to clear my ear. As expected, G was fascinated with the process and asked lots of questions, watched from every angle, looked at and handled all the equipment carefully.
Tonight as I was helping my daughter with her homework (Mom's preoccupied!), he slammed a kitchen drawer and ran around our well-worn circle pathway - kitchen, hallway, foyer, great room, and back. Round and round he goes.... Stimming: a sure sign that he's up to something.
He stopped to drag a kitchen stool to the sink while excitedly waving a turkey baster. He cranked the water to "blast" mode. I hesitated, then I figured - oh let him play, squirt some water while we conquer story problems.
Next thing I know, my daughter shouts, "No!"
I snap my head around to see G, head tilted, squeezing water from the turkey baster in to his ear!
What a funny photo that would've made if only I'd been prepared! Or not working on left-brained math...