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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I either took one for the team, or I got pranked...

I thought there would be a line I wouldn’t cross, but apparently there’s not.

My daughter (2 months) caught a cold and couldn’t sleep because she was so congested. We tried to help her with that little blue bulb thingy, and that didn’t work. We tried drops of saline, and that didn’t work either.

But then we found this little gadget. It works as you’re imagining it. One end in the nose, the other in mouth of whichever parent lost the coin toss, and then you suck. The crazy thing is, it works. She slept peacefully the whole night when I was done. I, on the other hand, sat in the corner, rocking back and forth as I drank a bottle of Scope. But I still question whether the person who invented it is brilliant or just flat out disgusting. Maybe a little of both. Not sure what that makes me for being the guy who used it though….  
I’m not sure where the line is anymore, and I worry about future products that might come on the market. Of course, there is a part of me still expects my wife to start laughing, flash the two headed coin she used to beat me in the coin toss, and reveal the whole thing was a giant disgusting prank.

Have any of you parents out there (or really devoted uncles/aunts) tried this thing? If not is there another product out there you’ve tried that is similarly line-crossing?


Jennifer R. Donohue said...

What's really funny is I think i saw this on "The Worst Things for Sale" this week or last week (with the assumption that the blue bulb thing worked just fine, thank you.) I'm glad it worked for you!

JeffO said...


Fortunately, the bulb thing worked fine for us with our kids. However, I have had to start a siphon from a nasty, dirty turtle tank using the tube-and-mouth method. Not fun.

By the way, I hope when you did the coin toss thing, it was done with the understanding that you whoever skated this time would have to do it next time. You did make that deal, right? RIght?

Mara Rae said...

I love the Nose Frieda! It works like a charm! Of course, I always make my husband do it since he can get way more out than I can (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!). ;)

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