A few days before BabyRoX was born, Mark and I went to pick up someábaby items we needed. It was during this shopping trip that Iádiscovered the NoseFrida. It’s basically a straw/tube thing thatáparents can use to suck snot out of their kid’s nose.“Gross!!,” we jointly exclaimed. We would never suck snot out of ourákid’s nose! Who does that?
Haha. Think again, naive almost-parents. Think again.
Except I never purchased a NoseFrida… I got one of those blue bulbásyringes, and it seemed to do the trick on tiny BabyRoX. But then heástarted crawling. And since his nose was usually pretty close to theáground, he got dirt and stuff in it, which mixed with mucous and madeáthese super sticky and SUPER stubborn boogers. Nothing would get theseáboogers out! His nostrils are very tiny, so even my pinky finger can’táfit in there. Wet wipes didn’t work either. Nor did saline drops. Andáno way was I going to put a Qtip near my wiggly, grabby lil guy’sáface. It would probably end up lodged in an ear or eye or nasalácavity. So… I sucked. Yup. Gross, I know. But I put my mouth overáthat little nostril with the stubborn boogers and sucked them rightáout.
And that is only one of a number of yucky things I have done sinceábecoming a mother. I’ve thrown a sheet over pee in the bed and slept
on it. For more than one night. I regularly eat soggy, sucked-onápieces of food that BabyRoX discards. And don’t get me started on the poop. Ohhh, the poop.