Boys are gross… let’s all face it. This is nothing new to many of us, especially if you are the mother of a little boy!
Over the weekend while I was cuddled up in bed with my three-year-old trying to get him to take a nap, one of the most priceless and hysterical stories unfolded before my eyes.
All courtesy of his love for digging in his nose at inappropriate times.
I have tried everything to keep his little fingers out of his nose, but alas I have just given up. It is a completely lost cause. He is going to be my booger kid.
So while we are laying in bed I catch him digging out of the corner of my eye. I lift my arm up to shoo his finger away from his nose, while I open my mouth to encourage him to stop and in one quick swoop he plunges the booger right into his mouth.
While I try desperately not to gag and hurl right then and there I tell him to “SPIT IT OUT! EWWWWWW!” and he starts laughing at me. But it doesn’t stop there! It gets grosser!
As he opens his mouth with a huge smile laughing at my squeamish comments, he opens with a big smile and there it is. The booger. On his bottom teeth.
As I hold back my gags I swoop in with a finger and wipe it off. Desperately trying not to keel over and faint from the ordeal.
“I got it! Don’t do that again Benjamin!!!”
I go to get a tissue, and what does he say to me?
“Mommy, I’ll just get another one!” and dives right back into his nose.
At this moment I realized this probably isn’t a war I am going to win, and come sixth grade he may just be the booger kid. Or if I am really lucky he will get it all out of his system now and maybe he will only end up being the crayon kid or at the worst maybe the paste kid.
Oh the joys of motherhood!
I know I am not the only mom out there fighting the gross toddler battle. Can I get an amen?
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