Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It snot all bad
There is nothing more disgusting than other people's snot. As a mother who stays home with her kids all day, every day I find myself surrounded by it...constantly. Usually at least one of my kids has a runny nose, but lately, they both have been streaming from the nostrils. There are tissues everywhere, fresh ones, wadded-up ones, dried and yellow ones. Have I said enough to make you gag? No? Well then I'll keep going!
My oldest, Noah, has finally learned to use (and dispose of) a tissue on his own, most of the time. He may not take care of the deed as artfully as his mom would, but I am happy nonetheless to remove myself from that job.
Charlie on the other hand would rather have the ewwy, gooey stuff running down his face and then wipe it through his hair (that includes eyelashes, eyebrows and the brown mop of curls on his head), than have anyone come near him with a tissue. Why are babies like that? What is the big deal with having your nose wiped? I mean, seriously, yuck.
(Note to readers: I could post a picture here related to the topic at hand, but I will spare you the "juicy" details!)
And then there is the debris that gets dragged along for the ride. Charlie is on the floor, in the yard, eating his food, and playing with the animals; and it is all completely apparent by the evidence stuck to and dried on his face. A face only a mother can love would be that of a 1 year-0ld with cat fur, grass, and chocolate-chip cookie crumbs stuck to his snot-encrusted upper lip. (Again, I will spare you the pictures, although I do have them for future use.)
So to end, things with the family are good, if not a little sticky. I could be writing about the number of tantrums and timeouts that we had this past week. I could be writing about the untold number of dishes, bottles, diapers and dog-piles I had my hands in this week. But all in all, this was a very good week. See? It snot all bad :)