The other day, we were eating pizza and Valentina was doing just great. Carlo had put a slice in her mouth and she bit down and started to chew… then.. it happened.
She coughed…. I patted her back (she was sitting on my lap), she coughed again, I patted her back a little harder. I put my finger in her mouth to get the piece of pizza she was spitting out. She coughed once more and then I heard… “Watch out.. don’t step on anything. Where are the napkins?”
Since she was on my lap, I turned her towards me and she had food/mucous/gunk on her chin. I wiped her mouth, gave her some juice and asked if she was ok. I hugged and kissed her. Carlo came back with paper towels and he held her while I cleaned up.
She wanted more pizza, Carlo said no.. “she needs her food because she eats too slow”… I said, “Hey.. that wasn’t so bad.. I can’t believe I handled it so well!”