Friday, May 15, 2009

Too Disgusting for You?

What is it with boys, okay kids, and boogies? We actually had a conversation about them, nose picking, and the infamous "snot rocket" which is also known as the farmer's blow.

Boy #2 will dig around in there and complain that he has too many boogies, if that is even possible. The problem is that he does so much digging that he makes the inside of his nose bleed, it scabs and then he is at it again thinking it is a boogie. He will also blow air in and out of his nose towards his brothers to see if he can speckle them with the vapors that come out. Boy #1 yells with serious protest...can you blame him? Boy #2 can be pretty disgusting at times.

Boy #1 likes to dig at story time. I can see him peripherally while I am reading and it just grosses me out. He is pretty good about stopping, but still. Boy #3 is just as bad as the other two. Yes, I know.....we all do it at some point, but they get out of hand. I just hope they don't do it in public the way they do it at home.

The new found talent of boy #2 is displaying his ability to do a "snot rocket". He has just figured out the technique and couldn't help but show it off yesterday.

"Hey Mom, watch this!"

He proceeds to do it, but ends up with a stringer (as I call it) down his lip. I took one look and laughed.....hard.

"Oh, yeah, that was a nice attempt at a snot rocket."

"Have you ever done one?"

"Yes, Boy #2 I have done them many times."


"Oh, I do it when I am running and when I play soccer."

"Do you ever get stringers?"


Can't wait to see what other topics of discussion come up. There is never a dull conversation around here....with 3 boys I think everything is covered.


Anonymous said... Dad is always doing the Farmer Blow and I want to throw up everytime!
Nico's new thing is to stick a finger in a nostril, then trail it down to his mouth. Delicious.

the ungourmet said...

Ewwww! Snot is my biggest total gross out! I think I would actually vomit if my son did this!

It sounds like you handle this all very well!

The Cookie Girl said...

Eeeeewwwww1 Snot and boogies gross me out. I am battling with DD on this issue. STOP PICKING!!!!! I tell her. Maybe this too will end soon

Tink said...

Ha ha, boys will be boys. No Tess did it too. I would tell her to stop and she would say " Debie does it." She always blamed my little sister for stuff.

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh gosh, yuck. Hilarious, but yuck!

Julia said...

I am almost on the verge of dry heaving over this... But know these facts all too well.

T. said...

I know boys can be so gross sometimes, but I just remind myself that I don;t have to listen to the highest pitched screaming of all time from little girls lol! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Fellow SITSta,

nikkicrumpet said...

ROFL...I am so freaking glad I only had one boy...and his sisters would have beat the "snot" out of him if he'd tried spraying I happily got to avoid this part of childhood!!!

Frogs in my formula said...

Snot rocket? This is the first time I've heard that. Gross! Junior isn't even 2 yet and he's already sticking his finger up there and saying "nice boogers." I'm going to adopt your attitude and laugh -- you can't fight it can you??

Bethany said...

LOL! I am a preschool teacher soooo I'm used to it. Gross still, but used to it. ;)

Jenny-Jenny said...

The world from a kids point of view. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Anonymous said...

don't worry Suzi- while you are telling the boys' secrets- they delighted in telling me all about how you sometimes pee outside... :) something #2 said about "down at the barn" or something.. it was actually a funny conversation... :)