I laughed till I cried…

This morning we took Tia in for the procedure to clean out her ears.  I was a little apprehensive before going in.  It seemed like such a silly thing to do, putting our child out just to clean her ears.  And because none of my children have ever been under anesthesia, I was just a little fearful about how she might react.

I needn’t worry.  In fact, the morning was down right enjoyable…at least for Lee and I.  Not only was it enjoyable, it was hysterical.  Hys-ter-i-cal.

Because we know of Tia’s penchant for freaking out at the last minute, we decided to let them give her a sedative to ease her nerves before taking her back for anesthesia.  Now, I’m not one for medicating my children.  In fact, I generally try to not give them any medications unless they absolutely need it.  So don’t think I’m a terrible parent for what I’m about to tell you.

Every parent should have the opportunity, just once, to see their child under the influence of a sedative.  Because it’s about the funniest thing you’ll ever see in your life.

And no, I’m not advocating drugging children for fun.  ‘Kay? So no one get bent out of shape.  I’m just sayin’.  It’s pretty daggum funny.

All that to say, seeing my daughter drugged was one of the sweetest, most hilarious things I’ve ever witnessed in my life.  She wasn’t just punchy, she was just plain out of it.  Giggling, waving her head around, making funny faces and so on…I laughed until tears streamed down my cheeks.  It was awesome.

I didn’t have the video camera with me, unfortunately, but I did take some video with my camera and as soon as I figure out how to download it, I will share.  Because, seriously – it was hysterical.  At one point she waved her hand in front of her face and found that to be the oddest, funniest thing she’s ever seen.  She kept waving it back and forth in front of her eyes, giggling the whole time.  When we asked her her name she said, “Bootiful Tia,” then broke out in a peal of silly laughter.  When we asked her her brother’s names she answered, “Bootie,” then dropped her head back and let out a high pitched, totally un-Tia-like giggle.  Awesome.  Just awesome. 

On top of having a thoroughly entertaining morning, the doctor was able to fully clean out Tia’s ears and informed us that she did indeed have severely impacted wax and that she was likely experiencing a 25 decibel hearing loss because of it.  So we were very glad that we had the procedure done, even if it did seem extreme.

So now we’re home and the drugs have worn off and Tia is back to her old self, tormenting her brother playing with her brother and having a good old time.  She doesn’t remember anything about the procedure and has no pain.  She’s a little groggy, but a good nap this afternoon will take care of that.  

And I now have one more memory of her childhood that I’ll take with me to my grave.