28 thoughts on “Here Is A Thought On A Friday

  1. Oh, yes, the disgusting bits of parenting…my boys are in middle school and the disgust continues. Sometimes it helps to remember that I did disgusting things too, as a child. It also helps to know that almost everything comes out in the wash.

  2. Roly says:

    Even when 200% sure they have caused many parents to question their sanity but it usually turns back to near normality. 🙂 …I and my computer have both been receiving care and attention and I am pleased to say I can now read and comment again. Long may it last…….

  3. carissajaded says:

    Blech. I hate boogers more than anything in the entire world. If I ever have kids, I will teach them that boogers are poison.

  4. The 15% comes after. Just sayin’. Because pre-kids I never ever would have imagined wiping my kid’s nose on my shirt. Not in a million years. Now? Done it and worse. Small price to pay for amazing, though.

  5. When my oldest child was 3, he painted himself, the room, all the toys, the window blinds, the beds, and his 2 year old brother in what was in his diaper while I was in another room cleaning. I’d definitely trade a booger for that. Funny to laugh at now, but back then, I was freaking out and nauseated from the smell. My grandmother had to come clean it up while I gave them both a bath. Thanks, Grandma!!!! You saved my life back then. 🙂

  6. “I still don’t get why we had to come here to get info about a killer snot monster.”
    “Because it’s a killer snot monster from outer space… I did not just say that.”
    -Xander and Giles, BTVS.

  7. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but booger are just different when they belong to your own offspring. They are, somehow, and certainly very strangely, more acceptable. Less nauseating. It’s hard to explain because the boogers or random children are horrifying and drive you to run away gagging. Blech.

  8. Two thoughts….

    1. The booger wiping, while gross, is relatively tame compared to other stuff that will gross you out along the way. You may never actually be “OK” with it – nor with the other stuff either. Its a wonder that my Daughter and Granddaughter don’t have mouths like sailors, since a frequent blurt out of my mouth over the years has been some version of “WHAT THE (insert various expletives here)!!!!”

    There will be days when you truly believe that you are feeding and caring for an alien creature dropped off on our planet by a very malicious race of beings with an evil sense of humor.

    2. Given that…. it is so totally worth it. I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. Boogers and all.

  9. I will never forget going to a 1st birthday party, where the kid covered himself in blue icing, and the dad (one of my husband’s best friends) just stood there with this horrified look. He had absolutely no idea what to do.

    My husband and I were like, “Dude. You made a YEAR with this kid?”

    Then again, once you work with special needs kids (like we both have), you’re kind of immune to any kid-related mess.

    Wow I just went off on a totally unfunny tangeant and now my comment is longer than your post. I’m sorry. Happy Friday!!

    1. Haha- it’s funny because if that happened to us, I would be the one with a horrified look because not only will my kid be covered in cake, but that kids Dad, my very own Captain Thoughtful, will probably also be covered in cake. And by “horrified” I mean “laughing hysterically”.

  10. Booger wipes may be the least gross thing you will encounter as a mom. Changing diapers is not always a walk in the park. Puking…bloody noses…head wounds. The list goes on.

    The good news (before you rush off to have your tubes tied) is that, when it’s your own kid, it doesn’t seem to bother nearly as much. It becomes just another act of love 🙂

    1. So I’ve heard. And yet, I know I can deal with those a bit better (used to be a nanny) but mucus and boogers were the one thing that consistently made me gag. Weird.

      And yes, I’m sure when the boogery kid is mine, I’ll be way more inclined to gag less at the boogers. 🙂

  11. Here’s another thought: Boogers are the least of the bodily emissions with which you’ll have to be comfortable. When you start thinking “At least it’s ONLY a booger”, you’re ready for parenthood.

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