that proboscis again…

The Family has had an array of colds, coughs, allergies, and sniffles these past few weeks. Alice, not being particularly fond of tissues, has taken up nose-picking. Again. With a vengeance.

I turned my head the other evening to find an index finger jammed up in her right nostril. Keeping a straight face (and passing no judgment), I asked,

The Mama: Do you need a tissue?

Alice: No. I keep picking part of my nose off sometimes.

The Mama: That’s not your nose. Those are boogers, Alice.

Alice: (visibly recoils and makes a sound of utter surprise) ?!?

She gets a pass on that one. I guess you wouldn’t need a tissue if you were simply pulling body parts off your face.

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7 thoughts on “that proboscis again…

  1. Laura’s famous line: My mom: “Laura, do you need a Kleenex?” Laura: “No thanks, I’ll just sniffle.”

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  2. When I catch Carter picking his nose and I ask him if he would like a tissue he tells me “No, momma! Sometimes kids just need to pick their noses!” He says it with such disdain that it is hard not to laugh.

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