Yesterday Nathan his after-breakfast snack of Cheerio’s, I notices his right eye started to water. Then he started rubbing at his nose, paying particular attention to his right nostril. As he was rubbing it, he started sneezing. Again. And again. And again. Until finally, a huge glob of something gelatinous and sticky shot out of his nose.

Horrified, I at first wondered if it was some of his nasal tissue. I plucked the glob off his cheek and upon closer inspection, I discovered that no, my child was not losing his inner body tissue. He had sneezed out a Cheerio. A SOGGY Cheerio that had apparently been in his nostril for more than a few seconds.

Gross. Why do kids like to put stuff in their noses??

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