Mom, Re: Baby, "He's got something in his nose."

United States
December 30, 2008 9:41pm CST
Mom calls Dad into the room. Dad, shambling in, hears mom declare, "He's got something in his nose." Daddy, who is nearsighted, removes his spectacles and peers closely at his child. Lo and behold, his little scion has something in his left nostril. He examines this closely and concludes, "Honey, it's just a boogie." With a little finesse, Daddy deftly removes the small bit of greenish semi-solid material and has an ant-sized boogie on the end of his finger. At which point, Mom starts cringing and backing away as if the she were about to vomit. With a few moments to observe this odd display, Daddy tries to quietly explain that it is no big deal. After all, the boogie was just in the nose of the kid she is cuddling and far more vile and unnatural things are produced by posterior of said prodigy. All to no avail. Thusly, we may conclude, that boogers are to Mommy as crosses are to Vampires.. or something to that effect. .... Ever find yourself humorously entertained by the over-reactions of other people? To mice or bats, for example. To spiders or snakes, perhaps? Not picking on people or making fun of them. Not to abuse people with obsessive compulsive disorder or paranoia. But still, relatively normal people with unpredictable aversions?
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@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Jan 09
oh lord when i first started reading this i thought it was going to be like my son did one morning. he woke me up when he was 4yrs( hes 44 yrs now)and told me he had a fly in his nose he had sneaked up early and got into my button box and shoved a button up his nose!! i called emergency because i thought if i tried to remove it it would go all the way down. (young dumb mom) anyway, it was removed by the dr. funny story now, but i was a wreck over it then. ha!!
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@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jan 09
thanks so much for best response.
@sivanj (1263)
• India
31 Dec 08
i find many people doing this. but i feel bad when someone feels so bad when i vomit and try to avoid the location. isn't this a bad way to respond. when the other person would have vomited he/she would have expected someone to come nearby and say "ok. nothing to worry. just stand up, go and wash you mouth.". this would be very supportive. on he other hand people look at this as a very bad thing. how sad? well a funny incident when i was young. a small insect went into my ear during the night when i was asleep. so i woke up and called my mother fro help. in the meantime all members of the family woke up. it was more like a market place then. every experiment was conducted to remove that insect. after about 20 min the insect was removed. it looked like a war success to all.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Aw Mommy, it was just a boogie! I have known a few people who freak out of any bodily fluid of any kind be it a booger, snot, vomit, blood or even a zit. I remember one time I was babysitting for this family and I went in to check on the kids just before the parents got home. I was still in the room when they came in the door because the youngest boy had vomited off the side of his bunk bed. The father was coming down the hall to see what was up and as soon as he caught a whiff of the vomit he RAN back down the hallway making a gagging noise.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
27 Jan 09
whenever ,i see a cockroach,i climb on the bed.to my kids and hubby,this sight is funny(as i usually operate on human beings without the sign of any fear.)
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
31 Dec 08
All I can say is EWWW! I mean really EWWW!