Last night was the airing of DCI finals on ESPN 2. I was pretty excited, even though ESPN has a bad habit of only showing a few parts of the show. All of us huge DCI fans want to see the entire show! Not two or three minutes! It’s like them saying “Here’s the Superbowl. We’ll show you the coin toss, some of the touchdowns, and the last play as the clock runs out.” Think football fans would go for that? Nah. Me neither.
So, as I was saying, I was pretty excited to see at least what was going to be shown, when Aiden gave a startling announcement: “I put a rock in my ear.”
At first I thought he was talking about the last time he did that, but no! After much prodding it turns out he did this later (when we don’t know because he kept saying it was a long, long time ago). He insisted it was “waaaaay down deep” in his ear. I was afraid he was just making up a story, but he insisted he was telling to truth. Ches got out a flashlight, but couldn’t see anything. “Of course not!” I said. “He said it’s way down deep.” I was worried, so off to the ER we went.
There is a nice children’s ER here. You go in the same entrance as the regular ER, but then there is a children’s waiting area and special nurses and doctors for kids. It’s painted with bright colors, has kids furniture, lots of books and toys, and is really friendly. They work hard to make kids comfortable, so it turned out to be a really good experience for Aiden. That and everyone kept telling him how smart he is because when they would ask him what ear he put the rock in, he’d say, “This one. My left ear.”
The doctor looked in Aiden’s ear and said there isn’t even any wax in there, so he got a good view. There was no rock. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Just a normal ear. The doctor looked in the other ear. Same thing. They said the rock must have falled out while he slept or something.
Boy, oh boy. I can’t wait for the ER bill. I wonder how much they will charge us for the doctor looking in a perfectly normal ear. This will be fun.
Oh yeah. We got home from the ER in time for me to watch the last two corps perform. At least I got to see my favorite corps, the Blue Devils of Concord, CA. They won, by the way.