OR and OB

If you are on Facebook with me, you have already seen this picture of Josh coping with a non-existent bleed. His brothers cracked up and that was that. I am sure the picture made its way through the brothers’ social media. I know many a kid has done this yet it never seems to become old. I will say that this time it took me off guard since I have long since needed these items. When I asked Kid of Mine where he found it, I was told the laundry room. I am always surprised at the things I find around since the boys have discovered that girls don’t have cooties!

Josh had to have some teeth pulled out for his orthodontic work to be effective. Sanj and I both have small mouths, who would have thought, eh? I get so sidetracked! Sorry. Anyways, the surgery only took less than 20 minutes from start to finish, which made me think of the dollars/hour this guy makes after I saw the bill! I also found him very hyper so I wonder if that was part of the quickness of the procedure. Oh well, all was well that ended well. Back to the original subject, so I was called up to see Josh as he was in recovery. Wow, that happy gas sure made his chatty! Anyways this was what I walked into:

OB is the Tampon of Choice, Apparently.

Of course I cracked up! Love this face so much!

Here are a few things I found out if you are interested in being educated on the many other uses of the “feminine” hygiene products

  • Emergency bandage. For a cut or abrasion, pull apart a sanitary napkin and use it to absorb blood and hold on the wound.
  • Nosebleed stoppers. Gently insert a tampon into the bleeding nostril.
  • Tinder. Both tampons and sanitary napkins can be pulled apart and used as tinder when building a fire when camping or even in your back yard BBQ.
  • Nail polish remover. If you are out of cotton balls, pull apart a sanitary pad or tampon.
  • Toe separators. You can use individual tampons between your toes when you paint them.
  • Spill cleanup. A sanitary pad can be a useful tool for absorbing spills.
  • Painting tool. Use a sanitary pad for sponge painting.
  • Pest deterrents. Hang tampons from tomato stakes to scare away deer and other pests from your garden.
  • Head cooler. Does your child have a fever, or are you feeling hot? Dampen a sanitary pad, place it in the freezer for a short time, and place it on your forehead.
  • Ear cleaner. Tampons can be dampened and used to clean out your dog’s ears.
  • Test tube cleaners. Tampons are the perfect size for cleaning out test tubes.
  • Eye soother. Cut a sanitary pad in half, soak in witch hazel or green tea, squeeze it out, and place over your puffy eyes to reduce swelling.
  • Essential oil diffuser. Soak a tampon in your favourite essential oil and then suspend it in the area you want to treat.
  • Cat toy. Roll a tampon in catnip and let your kitty have fun!
  • Packing material. Sanitary pads can be helpful when packing up glassware for moving.
  • Ice pack. Soak a sanitary pad in water, freeze, and place in a plastic baggy to use as an ice pack.
  • Potty training accessory. For those who keep a training potty in the car, also keep a sanitary pad for soaking up the liquid until you find a place to dispose of your trash properly.
  • Pipe protector. If you have pipes that form condensation, wrap a sanitary pad around them to collect the water.
  • Hair curlers. Use both tampons and rolled up sanitary pads for hair curlers.
  • Keep spare tampons or sanitary pads in your glove compartment, purse, camping gear, first aid kit, and backpack. You never know when you may need one!

*Thanks to naturallysavvy.com for some these ideas.

There is so much on this subject! As the wife of an audiologist, I am not sure that using a tampon to clean your dog’s ears out is advisable. My favourite is using it as a tinder! Anyways, just some useless or useful info.

A few ideas my boys have not come up with yet (at least to my knowledge)!

‘That’s a great first effort, kids, but let’s try using the napkins from the pantry.’


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