Child finds LEGO part stuck in his nose for 2 years
Parents know two things: 1) kids are tough and 2) LEGO bricks are too. Recently, everyone has embarked on a long war of attrition, a conflict fought on an unlikely battlefield. But now the war is over and a young man is triumphing. Sort of. The LEGO part he stuck in his nose two years ago has finally fallen.
The Guardian sharing the ridiculous story of Seven-year-old Sameer Anwar from Dunedin, New Zealand. In 2018, he lost a small piece of Lego, considered the arm of a mini-figure. Well, he didn’t really lose it. He knew exactly where he had put it. He stuffed it in his nostril. Why did he do this? Literally ask any parent this question and watch them laugh with a blank stare in their eyes.
But that’s where the fun really started, because no one could find it, not even his doctor. If the article was even up there – kids aren’t always reliable witnesses – his doctor assured Sameer’s worried parents that it would eventually find its way into his digestive tract. But it never happened. Not that it mattered, for the young child never complained that he was in pain. Not until recently.
This month, Sameer leaned over to smell some cupcakes when his nose suddenly hurt. When his mother helped him to breathe, a small piece of black plastic covered with fungus fell out. Missing Lego arm had been located! And like all kids, Sameer got the best answer he could – he basically said to his questionable parents, “I told you.”
“Mom, I found the Lego!” he said. “You told me it wasn’t there, but it was there!”
A perfect reaction, but not unexpected. Children are resilient. They wage war with their bodies and their environment every day and live to tell the story. A piece of plastic stuck in their nose for two years is not a big deal. But mom and dad don’t believe it’s in there.
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