Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The "icky" of kids with colds

I am trying to keep up with my blog posts, but alas (I can't believe I just used the word "alas"- the cold meds must be working overtime) my husband and I seem to have caught my son's cold. Neither one of us got any sleep last night, and today we are walking zombies. (A teacher friend asked me a question in between classes and I just stared at her because what she was saying just didn't register.) The worst part about all this is that today is my husband's birthday, and neither of us felt much like cake and ice cream, or celebrating in general.

Just what is my post today?

So, while I wait for the grogginess to come so that I can get some decent shut eye, I got my recent post idea: Why doesn’t anyone ever tell you about some of the “icky” things you will have to deal when you are a mother? All you ever hear is the wonderful bonds that will form and how this is the best thing that will ever happen to you, and while I fully agree with both these statements, I wish someone had given me a little “heads up” when it came to some of the other things you deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Cold germs 101

Now I hope I won’t gross anyone out, but the reason I caught this cold might have something to do with my son’s new method for wiping his nose-with the front and back of his hands… His doing this doesn’t have anything to do with a lack of tissues in our house because they positively populate every room. (I buy the multi-packs when they go on sale…) In fact, I caught him “doing the deed” while standing directly next to a table where there was, you guessed it, a tissue box, and I just stared in disbelief. I get him to wash his hands when I catch him, but he’s a sneaky wiper sometimes-I know this because, well, you know

Boys against girls?

Is it a boy thing, I’m not sure, but these are the times that no mother likes to relive, or are they? I still remember some of the pretty nasty stuff my daughter did as a toddler and I plan to retell the stories over and over (when we are both older) until people get sick of hearing them. .


  1. My little boy does the same thing. I told him just today, because he is sick, don't wipe your nose on your arm. LOL

  2. Ugh, it comes with the territory, right? When I signed up to be a mom, though, I didn't realize how many gross things we would be dealing with on a daily basis! LOL

  3. Ya'll are so funny! Parenting is full of icky stuff (years and years of it). Grandparenting is, too, I've discovered. Ha!

    Thanks for following my blog. I am now following you, too.

  4. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for the follow! I'll do the same!

    Kids are walking piles of "icky". They leak from every orifice, they're sticky, they stink...ah. Parenthood. Blissful, ain't it?

    I look forward to reading more!

  5. I have 3 year old boy/girl twins. She is always beating up on her brother. They have this love/hate relationship. It's actually fun to watch them.

    Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I'm following back.


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