Mum Goes From Worried To Mortified After Finding Mysterious Mark In Baby's Mouth
It is a parents' duty to worry their child an unhealthy amount.
So it's no wonder Darian Depreta rushed her daughter to the GP when she spotted a dark mark on the roof of her daughter Bella's mouth.
We don't blame her, I mean, we'd be freaking out if we saw a massive unidentifiable brown splodge in our child's mouth - except when she got to the doctors, it turned out to be cardboard.
Sharing the gaff in a post on Facebook, the mum explained the series of events.
"So I'm playing with Bella today and notice the roof of her mouth is black," Darian starts. "I try wiping it to see if it would come off, and it didn't."
Darian then explained that she had booked a doctors appointment due for just 30 minutes after the moment she noticed it.
When she arrived at the doctors, at first the nurses were even baffled by the mark, first thinking it was a birthmark when they tried to wipe it and couldn't remove it.
After explaining it can't be a birthmark as she regularly checks her daughters mouth, Darian said that the nurse took another look at the unexplainable mark...
"After insisting it wasn't a birthmark on the roof of her mouth, the NP decided to take another look at this medical mystery," she says.
"I point out it looks a little white on the side and she really gets in there trying to scrape it.
"ONLY TO FIND OUT IT WAS CARDBOARD FROM A BOX BELLA CHEWED STUCK TO THE ROOF OF HER MOUTH."
Clearly red-faced at the events, Darian said: "I can never show my face in that office again. I cried/laughed for a solid 5 minutes straight."
Commenting on the post, mums everywhere shared in Darian's fail.
One said: "Oh my goodness!!! I would have laughed and cried too!!!"
Another shared a similar experience: "Don't feel bad! I insisted that Rush had a nasty cavity after I discovered a huge black spot back in his molar that I absolutely could not get out with anything I scraped it with. Turns out it was a strawberry seed."
We can't deny this is hilarious, but better to be safe than sorry, eh?
Featured Image Credit: Darian Depreta