Friday, September 30, 2005

It's like a horror movie, gone bad

The snot is overwhelming me. It looks like perhaps a couple of giant snails have moved into my home. Girl Terror is, well, anal about cleanliness, so she carries around a "drippy nose cloth" when she's sick. Boy Terror, on the other hand, does not seem to notice that he's leaving his mark on the world. My black t-shirt from yesterday? Covered in dried streaks. The couch cushions have suspicious spots on them (don't you want to come over to visit?!). In the mornings, he wakes up crusty and gooey, and wanting kisses. Blech. The front of his shirt has long, glistening strands every time I turn around. If he sees me coming at him with a tissue, he shakes his head "no" as hard as he can, and it flies out around him like a halo....
It doesn't seem fair that Hubby is at a conference for two days, chatting with other teachers, enjoying alone time in the car, and getting paid for it, while I am here chasing around a leaking snot faucet.

11 comments:

Northern_Girl said...

Oh, man. Being the mom sucks. Ewww. (Sorry.) The best days I've experienced being a mom was when my daughters decided showers were better than baths and learned to blow their own noses. There were other best days like first words and first steps ... but ... snot? Yuck.

AverageMom said...

Northern girl, for some reason I cannot get to your blog. Drop me an e-mail and tell me what I'm doing wrong!

debby said...

omg .. I sooo rememebr those days. I remember snotty tissues all over the place (where is that garbage can? And the kids walking around with tissues hanging out of their noses, oh, maybe that was me. Attractive, I know.

graceful said...

My little guy has a cold now too! Oh my gosh....he's been quite a mess. He doesn't seem to care that icky gooeys are running down into his mouth. Blech. To make cleaning up less irritating to him, I use a baby wipe instead of a tissue. It wipes the gooey stuff away, softens anything that might be crusty, & takes away the dried streaks off his cheeks.

Prego said...

It always grosses me out to see kids with encrusted boogers all about their snot-locker, so please continue to do your best to remove the mucus from your children's noses. Your efforts are appreciated.

My preferred method, if there's no tissues around, is the pinch and wipe. I pinch the snot out of my boys' noses, and quickly wipe my hand off on my jeans. There's a couple crispy areas near the pocket by the end of the evening. My t-shirts also serve this purpose well.

tales north said...

Today and yesterday would be the two days that I would have preferred snot rockets! Yesterday Dani had a fever and spent the better part of the morning barfing and today neither one of the kids wanted to be put down or be put down for a nap. Today was also the day I had to make everything for tomorrow - I am not going to bed tonight I just know it! Oh ya, I am selling the nanaimo bars tomorrow here in town at our fall fair. You coming? I'll save you one! And as for the snot faced cashier - next time she is getting an earful! Sorry this is so long!

JustLinda said...

Me? I'm covered in drool but snot season is upon us so I'm sure I'll soon be picking crusty boogers off of little kids' noses too. Ugh.

TC said...

eeeww. boy have I been there. It amazing to me that what would have sent us running in the other direction as teenagers we deal with on a regular basis as moms

J&J'sMom said...

Yummy!!! I haven't forgotten your meme..I just haven't done it yet ;0) Been snotty myself...and just plain lazy. I'm sorry about the snot fest at your house...look at it this way...it's not a puke fest! Happy Weekend!

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Tought snotty times...maybe switching jobs with hubby..maybe not...he has different type of snotty times!

We should all have stock in Kleenex!

honestyrain said...

oh the leaking snot faucet. love it. my boy is leaky right now and i've been thinking allergies all day but as i read your post i could hear him snotting away in the next room and i kind of think it's a cold. great. more time away from expensive preschool. excellent. oh yeah, poor kid too. but mostly i'm worried about the CASH! ;)