A Dose of Humor – Boogers.

5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life. Now you can also join in by linking in your funniest moment of the week, using the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post!!

Today’s Dose of Humor is Brought to you by Kristen of No Small Thing, who introduces herself as follows: I am a stay-at-home mom of 4 young children. My days are filled with storybooks and homework; naptime, diapers and laundry; boo-boos and  boogers — oh, the boogers. There are crumbs on the floor (we need a dog…), and sticky fingerprints on the windows (I have learned to live with that. For now.)  It is a time in my life that is very challenging, but there are moments that are like epiphanies in which I see just how beautiful my life really is.

The following events occurred on October 23, 2007. They are worth revisiting…

Today I was walking around Target, trying desperately to pick up a few things for supper, along with a couple outfits for Ella, since she has very little that is warm to wear. We were running out of time, she was getting fussy as we had been perusing the food isles for about an hour and had finally made it over to the baby clothes section. I had been prodding Henry along the entire time…”put the taco shells back,”  “we’re not buying candy,” “don’t touch the wine!!!”

As I’m zipping through the isles in the baby clothes section, I hear Henry rather loudly ask me

“Mom, can I eat this booger?”

I begin to walk a little faster and ignore him, hoping he will either 1)wipe that booger off on something; or 2) just eat it and get it over with. Again, I hear–only louder this time–


Again, I ignore, and slip behind a rack to try to distance myself from this 3 year old boy, who at this point I am sure is just trying to get a rise out of me. He knew very well that I would not want him to eat that booger. I am now sure that all of the moms in the baby clothes section have heard the booger question, and are looking around trying to figure out which kid it is that wants to eat the booger. Oh, it must be that one over there, the one with the bright red hair and the huge black booger on his fingertip.

Henry asks AGAIN. To add insult to injury, (as if I could have possibly NOT heard Henry ask his question 3 times), the previously silent William decides to make sure and asks,


I now understand that this booger issue is not going to evaporate as I had hoped, so I rifled through my bag for a tissue, but there was nary a tissue to be found. As quickly and as quietly as I could, I said “NO. Just wipe it on the floor Henry.” Of course, Henry can’t hear so well, so he says “What?” and William says nice and loud so that Henry (and all of the other nice, clean, respectable moms who are now peering through the clothing racks to watch) can hear


So, with that, I gathered up the few shreds of dignity I had left, paid for my groceries and went home. As for the booger, not sure where it ended up.

This post was originally published on April 14, 2008 at No Small Thing.

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8 Responses to A Dose of Humor – Boogers.
  1. Kristen
    June 26, 2009 | 5:15 am

    Yes, thems were some good times. 🙂 Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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  3. jen
    June 26, 2009 | 8:29 am

    One of my favorite stories from you. Good times!

  4. Carrie
    June 26, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    Hilarious!!! 🙂

  5. Heather of the EO
    June 27, 2009 | 3:30 pm


    wipe it on the floor…you naughty thing. 🙂

  6. Mozi Esmes Mommy
    June 29, 2009 | 9:01 pm

    Ouch ouch ouch! I’m dealing with “farting” comments at the moment…

  7. Randy
    July 3, 2009 | 9:07 am

    I laughed out loud, and the best part is that I believed ever word was true!

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