Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Just When I Thought It Couldn’t Get Any More Gross


My daughter got sick again, a cold. We were on a pretty good streak for about 5-6 months. No colds, fever, etc. Just some cries when the teeth came in and that’s about it. But last night it all caught up with her (and us).
She was cruising along the kitchen cabinets, as usual, trying to open the baby-locked doors and then she became very quiet. She just stood at the base of the doors with her back towards us for like a minute, then 2, then 3 no reaction even when we called her. Very still and didn’t say a word. (“Why is she quiet? Is she chewing on something? Is she eating a bug, old fossilized French fry, choking on a magnetic letter…?). When I went to investigate this unusual silence, this is what I saw (where’s the camera when you need it):

Her hand near her nose and a bunch of snot (like an explosion!) all over her face and hair – all gooey with air bubbles– and she’s playing with it like clay, feeling the texture between her hands, springing it between her fingers, wall, face (mouth). Some stuck in her eyebrows. Then I started feeling a little queasy...

Back in the good “ol’ days” when she was sick this stuff just dripped off her nose and straight into her mouth, she really wasn’t coordinated enough to “play” with the snot. No coordination like now. Who knew that she would play with it (I didn’t get an owner’s manual)? But then again, really thinking about it, this is probably some new magical fluid that just showed up (a gift from heaven?!)

After I screamed, I ran around the kitchen searching for tissue, paper towels, Haz Mat suit to wipe her… then 409 to clean the walls (yes, I’m such a “new parent”, as those with 2, 3, 12 kids are probably thinking right now.) Every time I walk into the area, I still feel the presence of contamination (as if radiation mutated snot lives there waiting for me to fall asleep...)

10 comments:

Angel Baby said...

Ugh. I was eating!

MetroDad said...

Hahaha...I was eating too! Ewww.

Diana said...

LOL! I can totally picture you giving such a girlie scream and running like a chicken with no head!
Thanks for the laugh!

Waya said...

The picture says it all! ECK ECK ECK!! Wait until she can form a nice ball out of that snot, in her bed!!

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

Sorry to ruin the meals...
But really, that picture should warn you!

diana- you know me way to well. I think I tripped and a table fell over, and then everything on it fell on my head - one by one...then a huge bump grow the size of a mountain, then a bird came by and made a nest. Then the bird laid an egg (with snot inside).

Mel said...

HA! I was going to go get something to eat, but your timely post has saved me the bother. Thank you so much!
;)

Mr. Big Dubya said...

I was NOT eating so I had no problems with it - more snot and mucus please.

dennis said...

Not only is the snot mutating and living in the walls...it is waiting until your back is turned and it is coming after you next (add creepy music and dark shadowy images here)!!

Pickle's Papa said...

It's funny - that made me hungry, anyone up for hitting the raw bar?

Mrs. Chicky said...

Is it wrong that I laughed out loud? Yeah, karma's going to kick my ass one day very soon.