and laughing although it really isn't funny. Yesterday difficult child was riding in the backseat while husband and I were in the front headed home. He had brought some "gold" $1 coins to buy himself some fries. All of a sudden he blurted out that he had just swallowed the coin. He is 16 years old!!! We have told him for years not to put things in his mouth. So being the parent of a difficult child and needing a sense of humor to survive. I cracked up laughing, so did husband. We told him maybe he would listen to us now about not putting things in his mouth (or nose, or ear, etc...). Of course, we told him we would have to tell his aunts, uncles, and cousins so he better be ready for some good natured teasing. He then proceeded to ask us in a joking manner, "Do you think I have enough iron in my diet now?" (He doesn't realize that there might not be any iron in it but we still all giggled about it.) I did call the doctor and now we get to be on "stool watch" for 2 weeks because if it doesn't pass he may need an endoscopy. Sigh... Thought he would have outgrown this by now.