Just Let Me Wipe Your Nose!

Baby girl, I know you aren’t feeling your best. I know you aren’t in the greatest of moods. I know the fact that right now you have to choose between breathing and being able to suck your fingers enrages you, but please just let me wipe your nose! There is snot running down your face and all over your onesie. I promise, if you let me do it, you’ll feel better. It may even help you breathe. Then you can suck your fingers a little bit before your nose stuffs up and you once again become a ball of frustrated baby rage.

Please don’t arch your back and turn your head away every time I get near your nose with the wet wipe. I will wipe your nose. It is going to happen. You’re just prolonging the excruciating experience and delaying the inevitable. This ain’t Mama’s first rodeo. I had to do this to your older sisters, too. Mama always triumphed in the end.

Poor baby girl. I need to do the saline spray. It will help get the snot out of your nose. You hate this more than having your nose wiped, I know. Baby, despite your screams of protest, I can assure you this does not qualify as torture. Just like with the wipes, please, don’t keep turning your head away. See, I just squirted you in the eye.

Great, now you’re even more pissed.

I have to wipe your nose again. The saline spray finally went up your nose where it is supposed to go and now more snot is running down your face. Just one last wipe. Let me get that booger stuck on your nose. ┬áDon’t give me that look. This is not the single most painful betrayal in your life, I just wiped your nose. How about a nice nurse and some cuddles to sweeten your disposition. Maybe you’ll even drift off for a nap. And wake up with a stuffy nose and snot running down your face. And we’ll do this all over again.

The day you learn to blow your own nose will be a wonderful, glorious day.

I Promise I Haven’t Dropped Completely Off the Face of the Earth

Wow. I hadn’t realized it had been so long since my last post. I wish I could tell you I’ve been busy doing something interesting and exciting, but I can’t. I’ve been busy, but not with anything more than the normal tasks of day to day life. Honestly (and rather unfortunately), the most eventful part of the last month has been the family taking turns being sick with a stomach virus for a week. Note: Being woken up by a child covered in their own vomit is NOT my preferred alarm clock. Especially when it happens twice in one week, involving two different children. Yeah. The fact that THAT was the event of the past month should tell you something. Like I said, it’s not even that there was anything particular going on or anything, things were just busy. There wasn’t much to write about, and I haven’t even been that inspired to try new Pinterest recipes.

Hopefully though, that’s all about to change. Now that it’s spring, or at least will be once the weather out here makes up its mind, we’ll be able to replant our garden and other such activities. Big Bit has said she only wants flowers this year, so we’ll have our bluebonnets and moss roses, and maybe some other varieties in some of the smaller flower pots. I’ll probably restart my herb garden, if only to grow a nice crop of green onion for me to freeze.I’m also looking forward to the availability of spring and summer produce, because that means delicious things to cook and eat. So yes, I know I went MIA for a bit, but I’m looking forward to getting back in my blogging groove and posting some fun things in the next few weeks. In regards to a new Pinterest recipe: What would you like to see me try? A main dish, something baked, a straight-up dessert? Let me know if you have any suggestions.