You know how there are some things that people say “I’ll NEVER do this… or that…” I’m sure we do that the most when it comes to planning for future children. We start when we’re young.
“No mom, I’m not going to spank my kids”… “I’m going to let my kids eat all of the candy they want!”
Sure sure. Then when we get older, we make plans and say things like “I’m not going to get the epidural” or “I’m not going to force my kid to play such and such sport” or even something like “I’m not using those leash-things on my kid, ” (I’m not).
Well, I try REALLY hard not to do that (often), but there’s ONE thing I think I won’t, can’t/ WILL NOT be able to do.. And that’s pick/ wipe/ TOUCH my kid’s boogers with my BARE HANDS!
I’ve actually been meaning to write about my odd disgust since reading this post by my friend Mallory. I’m amazed by how moms can do this! Not that there is anything wrong with it. I commend you! Really! She shares a story of wiping a booger from her kid’s nose and putting it… Well, you’ll have to read it to see. I LOVE the story because it’s so funny and I can just picture it happening, but I can’t see myself grabbing that booger!! I’m not calling moms who do that gross… My mom did it to me… it grossed me out when she was doing it. It’s just. not. me!
I don’t have a problem with poop… Even puke I’m ok with (even more so that spit actually) but I HATE snot and I HATE boogers!!
Everyone keeps telling me it’s normal, and say things like “Well, you wouldn’t just leave it there!” Ok.. No, maybe I wouldn’t. But if I didn’t have a tissue I would. Maybe I’ll be sure to ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have tissues.
I can’t even stick my fingers in my own nose, much less someone else’s!
I worked in daycare for YEARS, and yes, I had to wipe snotty noses… But you’d better believe there were about 5 layers of tissue between my hand and their drippy face. And I honestly don’t think it’ll be much different for my own child.
I’m not going to swear I’ll never do it, but I will put it on my list of things I doubt you’ll catch me doing. In fact… I already have a plan in tact. My first child Snoop… He’s going to help me.
If I’m ever in the predicament where there’s a loose booger and/or snot and no tissue near by, Snoop will have to do the honors of licking it clean for me.
And if we’re out in public away from my furry hero… My poor kid may just have to stay crusty booger-faced until we get to a stack of moist towelettes.
And for those of you who are making bets already… Tell me, did you think you’d pick boogers with your bare hands BEFORE having kids? Or was that a new found bravery once you had your first child?