Before we left, E had her ears fitted for custom earplugs because if water gets trapped down in those magic tubes she could set new records for deaf and oozy. The audiologist mixed up some kind of foam that was to harden inside E's ear, forming a perfect mold. She pushed little gray sponges deep into E's ears that had string tails for easy removal, and using a tool like a mini cookie press, squirted the foam into E's ears. She encouraged me to take a picture, saying, "how often do you see your daughter with Play-doh in her ears?"
I thought, however, that it didn't look so much like "Play-doh" as it did "buttercream tampon."
March 24, 2009
Discard only in appropriate receptacle.