They say that being sleep and water deprived can inhibit our ability to make wise decisions. Mothers who are nursing are usually deprived of both of these things - & last night my sister had an experience that illuminates the risks one is taking on this sometimes perilous path of motherhood.
As evening crept in - my workhorse sister realised how thirsty she had become (when i say workhorse, seriously, you gotta see this woman in action...un - real). Anyway... she saw an open bottle of water... At this point, for the rest of the world, bright red flashing lights & alarm bells would be going on. An open water bottle - in a house with 2 babies & 10 other children 12 & under *might* be something that anyone familiar with the term "backwash" might be tempted to avoid... but in her weakened state, she grabbed the water bottle & guzzled....
Until a corn nut became lodged in her throat.
She said she was still thirsty - but decided it might be best to find another source of water.
i gotta say, i agreed.