Thursday, 2 April 2009

It's not snot ... or is it?

Tonight I was reading to the children in the 3 year old's bed.

With great gusto I was reading Gilbert The Shark. Much to the 4 year olds disdain I gave Gilbert a very broad Yorkshire accent ... "Aye, let's go tut wreck arrr Mum" I read.

It was then that I saw it. I say 'it' because I am unsure of what 'it' was.

Something was stuck to the wall above the 3 year olds bed.

To be fair it could have been one of many substances ... not poo though, the 3 year old prefers the carpet for that delight.

I'd love to think that the 3 year old hadn't stuck his finger up his nose then wiped it up his wall, that it was a piece of stray banana. But, I know my children well and nothing would surprise me.

It reminded me of an email which was sent round my ex workplace last year (shortly before I was made redundant).

Dear All

It has been brought to my attention that someone has been wiping their nasal extractions on the toilet cubicle walls.

Please could you refrain from doing so, not only is it disgusting but it is distressing other members of staff.

Kindest regards

Mrs HR Manager

The nasal extractions were not mine, however I must admit that when I was made redundant the thought did fleetingly cross my mind to start collecting my own nasal extractions and present them as a parting gift

I pointed at the offending substance on the wall ... "Whose is that and what is it?"

They looked at me, at each other and shrugged.


Mary T said...

Oh how funny and how appropriate to be talking about nasal extractions in toilets as I've just name checked you in my blog on a related subject.

Mum Gone Mad said...

Euuuw, but familiar lol! Aren't the little darlings a delight? x

Dana's Brain said...

The other day I noticed a bunch of crap on the inside door of my car next to where my 5yr old sits.
"What is all this?" I asked. His response?

"Oh, that's from when I used to pick my nose."


ModernMom said...

Hee Hee. Kids are the same no matter where you are from. About a month ago I found myself writting a post called "Boggers on the Wall"
Children should come with a manual.

PurpleClover said...

Oh lord you are lucky if its on the wall...I've caught my daughter in the act of eating it! UGH.

I remember thinking that was sooooo disgusting when I saw other kids in school doing it. I never thought in a million years I would birth a child that ate her boogers...never crossed my mind!

Maternal Tales said...

Quickly get the wipes out and no one need ever know... Like you said, at least it's not poo. Not only have I found that smeared on the wall, but I ate it too. I can assure you I thought it was a chocolate biscuit! Yuck to both.

Metropolitan Mum said...

Yuck! No wonder your hair looks such a mess ;-)

Maternal Tales said...

And there I was convinced I'd left a message. Perhaps not. Just wanted to say that hmmm...snot not good - but at least that's all it was. Has been known in our house to find poo smeared on walls. Indeedy. Get the wet wipes out quick and no one need ever know (except for all of us of course).

Sparx said...

Oh yes, in our hand it's one finger up the nose and another in his pants...!

Anonymous said...

I loathe anything snot-related, and wage war on the contents of my children's noses. My toddler runs off, shrieking, when he sees me approaching, armed with cotton buds.

I cannot believe someone wiped the contents of their nose on the cubicles at work, regularly enough to draw attention to the fact. Extraordinary.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Mmm. Nice. I find them on the wall next to beds and under chairs... yyyyuck. How Amazing that someone should send round an email about it at work!!! And call them nasal extractions!! Fabulous.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh, this is a perfect line for my Bogie joke... that my children always moan about.
You think its Bogies, but it's Not. Said fast. Oh dear, it really doesnt translate into words At All. Exit with tail between legs. If I had one. Tail, that is.

Melanie D said...

Aghh My son did that a few years back, noticed dried snot all over the wall around his bed, I gave him a bucket and a cloth and he was in there for a LONG time scrubbing, crying,complaining and scrubbing. He never wiped his boogers on the wall again!