This morning was like any other morning. Ethan had just finished up his breakfast and was more than ready to get down on the floor and play.
Fridays are normally cleaning day around here so I was buzzing around the kitchen trying to get things cleaned up and was trying to extend his highchair time as long as I could.
No dice though.
So I put him on the floor in the living room so he could go explore. I hear him clomping (yes, my son crawls like a horse) around the dining room on the hardwood floors that have yet to be swept.
With a dog I could sweep one day and you would never know it the next. The dining room is hardly ever used so let's just say not a lot of attention is paid to it.
I hear him coughing which is pretty normal (he loves to cough, not sure why). This cough isn't his normal "talky cough" if you know what I mean so I go in there to check.
He's drooling like CRAZY which is odd.
I pick him up and guess what I find.
An unidentified, long, black bug leg hanging from his lips!
I gag and as I'm about to do the finger swipe I remember that I haven't washed my hands from cleaning the sink so I run to the kitchen and grab a paper towel.
He clamps his mouth.
No one is getting in.
Or out for that matter.
I finally pry his mouth open and get the paper towel in to do some swipes.
I got a few bug pieces out, but I'm pretty sure he'd already eaten most of it by this point.
I hope it was dead although the coughing makes me thing otherwise.
Now, please excuse me while I go sweep, vacuum, and mop all my floors.
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