Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just call me "The Booger Mongler"...

So I have just realized that I have a SERIOUS problem!... I CANNOT stop picking my daughter's nose!! {is that weird?!} ... It started soon after I started using the bulb syringe (for my non-mommy friends, a bulb syringe or nasal aspirator is a contraption that sucks the snot out of baby's nostrils)... But it didn't stop there!...

The first time I ever successfully "picked one" WITHOUT the bulb syringe, I had a HUGE sense of accomplishment you would have thought I just climbed a mountain or something!... My husband was watching this whole escapade go down (I think he was half appalled / half humored by my excitement). She was still a brand new baby at the time so when I picked her VERY FIRST BOOGER, the thought crossed my mind to keep it and press it in her baby book!... Hehe! :-) {don't worry I didn't! Hubs shot that idea down real quick! LOL}

A few months later, I discover a wonderful thing called "Little Noses" saline drops!... You put a few drops in baby's nose & it helps to loosen all the "gunk" in there & helps to aid the bulb syringe's suction power!! :) and on top of that, I'm also digging in there with Q-tips now!... And of course there's my occasional pinky nail if "the culprit" is close enough to the rim!!!... It's MADNESS!!... It seems I have made it my life's mission to make sure those passages are clear & free of debris!... It drives me bonkers if I see my sweet baby girl with gunk in her sweet little nose!... I have become a compulsive, booger mongler!! I NEED TO STOP! It's not healthy & I think I need professional help! {Yes, I realize it may also be gross to some people- especially the non-mothers}... Are there "AA" meetings for nose picking? Maybe "Boogers Anonymous"?!

It's gotten to the point where my sweet baby girl is scared when she sees me with a Q-tip in hand and starts to squirm!
So I've heard the first step to quiting is admitting you have a problem, so here it is...

My name is Jayne and I am an obsessive, compulsive "mommy nose-picker"!!! {bows head} ... I'm so ashamed! <:-(

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  1. I just laughed right out loud! That's Ha-larious! Have you ever tried the Boogie Wipes?? You can get them at your grocery store or Walmart and they have Saline on them and are scented....they work good too....

    I laughed so hard when you said you thought about keeping her first boogie....Kelcee's umbilical cord went in a baggie and was all dried up and I put it in her baby book until my hubby convinced me how gross it was....I finally threw it out....

    That's O.K. Jane....My name is Summer and I also pick my little girl's nose....Hahahahahaha
    I will bow my head with you, you are not alone friend..... :0)

  2. I found your blog thru summer's story! Your daughter is adorable. I think all Mom's have picked their children's noses just part of Motherhood!

  3. you make me smile :) You'll get over it as she gets older, I promise ;)

  4. Too your blog design..Love your blog.. Hope you will stop by...I just added some extra giveaways...
    So glad to have a few hours to blog hop.


  5. That is SO funny because I feel the same way about my little girl's boogers! You put my obsession into words so well! Haha!