Boogers in Abnormal Places

So today, after I laid Nathan down for his nap, I tip-toed quietly out of his room in the hopes that he wouldn’t notice my departure.

I successfully make it to the living room and am about to sit down and enjoy one of my pre-recorded episodes of House because lately, for some reason, I cannot sleep when Nathan naps. I have been plagued with this fear that something’s going to happen to him… he’s going to die of SIDS or he’s going to get his legs stuck in the crib railing and rip them off or he’s going to morph into a little moth and flutter his way out of room.


I’m just terrified that something will happen to him, something that I could have prevented if only I had been awake. These feelings won’t go away. In fact, they’ve been getting stronger. I’m not normally one to subscribe to superstitions, but lately I’ve heard so many stories about babies passing away unexpectedly that it has started to weigh me down, like if it happened to this person then it could happen to me.

I’m sure these feelings will pass soon, these New Mommy Jitters. Nathan is nearly 9 months old now. He’s made it this far; I don’t see why he would suddenly pass away out of the clear blue.

So anyways, I stay awake so I can keep checking on him after he falls asleep. IF he falls asleep. So I was sitting there, about to turn on the TV when my ear starts itching.

Like every other normal person on earth, I scratch it. I felt something small and hard. I grab it with my fingernail, assuming it was a piece of ear wax. Normal people get ear wax.

It was not ear wax.


A dried, crusty ball of Nathan Booger.

I know it was Nathan’s booger because earlier in the day, I tried to lay him down for a nap unsuccessfully. After a few minutes of hearing him cry, I relented and rescued him from his comfortably plush prison.

He had snot all over his face, his hands… crusted in his eyebrows.

I wiped the snot off, but apparently, I didn’t get it all off of his hands because shortly after that, he inserted his finger in my ear. That was when he must have deposited his booger.

I am beginning to realize I can’t exactly say I have a normal life anymore… I had a displaced booger temporarily residing in my ear.

Not really normal, huh? Well, actually… it just might be normal for a Mommy.



  1. Ahh yes, I’ve found my kid’s boogers in odd places too…

    I always worry that something will happen to them. I still check on them at night and my son is 7…
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Attack of the Scary Twilighter! =-.

  2. Amber:

    So that means that I’m not crazy afterall!!

  3. Don’t eat it! Thought I should remind you to resist the temptation. 😉

    I am sorry that you can’t shake the fear of something bad happening. Even now that mine are long not babies any more, I have to stop myself from thinking crazy thoughts. I don’t look forward to the days when theyare old to drive I tell’ya…

    • LOL!!!!

      I guess the whole fear thing is something all moms have to deal with. I constantly worry! Ugh, don’t get me started on how fearful I will also be when he starts driving…

  4. I still am constantly checking to see if Tankbaby is breathing, and he is also almost nine months old. That SIDS shit is insidious, because they don’t have many solid answers about it. I’m giving myself until he’s a year to quit obsessing about it.

    Um, the moth morphing…I think the risk of that decreases significantly after six months.
    .-= Falling´s last blog ..Creepoid vs. Bitch =-.

    • I’ll also feel much better once he reaches a year old. I guess that’s our job as Mommies… to worry! So as long as he keeps all his appendages attached and doesn’t do any strange morphing, we’re good to go!

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