Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The ick factor

You know you're a mom when...

1. You go to take a bite of your toast, the one and only thing you have in the house for breakfast at the moment, and you realize, by the smell, that you you haven't quite gotten all of the poop out from under your fingernail from an early morning diaper change. The grossest part? You're starving, so you keep eating, since you probably already ingested some at this late point in the morning, anyway.

2. Your precious baby is sick, and you see that he's making that face - the face every mom learns to recognize - and you realize that he's probably getting ready to vomit. Before I was a mom, my first instinct would've been to run in the opposite direction. Now? I hold my hand under his chin, rub the back of his head, and tell him, "If you're going to spew, spew into this."

3. The sight of boogers used to repulse me. The mere thought of boogers could bring me to my knees...especially a toddler's boogers, which seem to have amazing, endless properties of elasticity to them. Now? If the dreaded booger bulb is nowhere to be found and my child has one visible in his nose, I'll just pick it out. And wipe it on my pant leg/bathrobe sleeve...whatever I have, because let's face it - who really has Kleenex around when needed the most?

4. Being sprayed with snot and Cheerios from a massive sneeze isn't quite as gross as I would've imagined.

And this pretty much sums up the last 7 days of my life. Jealous?


Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

Five years ago, this post would have totally grossed me out. Now - notsomuch! :)

I hope your baby is feeling better and that you are getting some semblance of rest while you make that new baby!

PS....all of those things are still gross when OTHER people's kids do it! :)

McKenzie said...

I was actually thinking of you when I wrote this!

Rest? What is that??

And I would totally yack if someone else's kid sneezed cereal on me.

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

Funny you were thinking of me! My sister used to make gagging noises and that was enough to make me gag. These days it takes more than that to get to me! :)

I know, I know, rest is not something you know much about these days! Get ready though....you will be seeing even less of it before too long! How many weeks left?

I think I would yack if someone else's kid barfed on me too. Although I KNOW I would if there were boogers involved. I can't even deal with my neice's noses...though I have no problem digging the goo from my girls noses. Especially Lauren....her nose is ALWAYS boogyful. :)

Elisabeth said...

1. I love Wayne's World.
2. Your post could have been written by me. Verbatim. It's all so true.
3. That was me all weekend as well. I actually caught vomit in my hand and didn't care, I just sat there, holding him and hugging him and wanted my little guy to feel better and not be scared.

Isn't it the best? =)