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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Human Kleenex

I started babysitting when I was 11-years-old so few things about motherhood truly shock or disgust me. But who can really get used to a runny nose? Aside from the bewilderment that comes with a child's nose suddenly becoming a faucet that leaks for a week no matter how many handy tissue packs you tote, I never imagined that I would become a Kleenex.

Let's just say babysugar's fam wasn't the only one bit by the holiday bug. Though my husband and I narrowly escaped, our kids both fell ill. And, somehow between the vomiting, fevers, colds, and tower of soiled laundry, I turned into a big, white sheet of cotton.

The real horror is that I didn't mind so much. Normally, my lil ones are great about washing their hands and wiping their noses, but they were so miserably sick that I just couldn't complain when they'd snuggle up against me and smear their faces across my sweatshirt. Needless to say, I practically boiled the hoodie after.

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Jeny Jeny 9 years
ahhhh this makes me totally not wanting to look forward to mommy hood!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I'm about to have a baby and it will be my husband's first. He has a quick gag reflex and doesn't believe me that he will be ok. He will get used to pee, snot, vom and poop and think nothing of it. Well I do recall there are those occasional diapers that are gagarific, but I'll let him figure that out on his own ;-)
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
:rotfl: macgirl! It's funny how much of your squeamishness goes out the window once kids come into the picture.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Oh once you're a mommy you get to be hands on with all sorts of bodily fluids. I've grabbed snot off of my son's upper lip only to be like "well now what do I do with this" ;-) Also, I once caught poop bare handed shooting out of his bum. It was reflex ;-)
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