We were having a normal conversation on the phone; I’m at work – she’s at home with our twins.
Our infant sons are in their high chairs eating finger food.
Suddenly, in mid-sentence I hear: “Eric’s choking!”
My mind races and I shout: “Pick him up by his feet!”
Seconds later I hear: “He’s fine – it came out.”
While it was not the recommended position or procedure – it worked!
I don’t remember if he had crammed too many Cheerios into his mouth or what – I did not think to ask.
Back to work.
P.S. As fathers, we have to be prepared for the unexpected – it is part of the dance of life.