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Belly Buttons and Boogers

Yes, you read it right.  I’m going to talk about belly buttons and boogers.  There’s pretty much nothing I won’t talk about.  OK, there are a few things I won’t write about…per my husband, children’s and friend’s requests.  Yes, otherwise I’d be tempted…but I do have a filter, believe it or not!

The subject of belly buttons comes from our experience with my father-in-law Ron two weeks ago.  A nurse in the ICU was getting him all set and said “Oh good, a clean belly button!”  As my mother-in-law and I looked at her, no doubt with a strange look on our face, she explained “It’s the first thing we check!”  Huh…take this as a lesson learned…always wash your belly button!  Seems right up there with Mom’s old advice “always wear clean underwear in case you get in a car accident”!  I just remembered this moment yesterday and we all had a ‘belly button check’.  This can lead to some pretty hilarious conversation – so GO – check those belly buttons!

OK, yes then there are boogers.

We had the babies on Friday, which wound up being Jen’s first day of her ‘on-call weekend’.  After quite a day of eating…french fry hotdish (ok, I ran out of tator tots…don’t judge), a candy bar from Grandpa’s candy bouquet, pizza for dinner…and it was definitely bathtime for two little girls.  Especially the littlest one who had a little of everything in her hair!

The bath itself was a fun and crazy experience which ended with water EVERYWHERE!  Gabi grabbed little Nicole, I took Elena and as we wrapped the girls in their towels, the baby sneezed twice.  (You know where this is going.)  I looked over and sure enough, she’d blown all kinds of things out of her nose…and onto Gabi’s shoulder…and some of it was still attached to Nicole’s nose …. eeeeEEEEWWWWWWwwww!

I couldn’t help it.  I burst out laughing.  You should have seen Gabi’s face!  She looked like she was going to gag – mouth wide open – tongue sticking out – while grimacing.

I quickly grabbed a tissue and rescued her shoulder – and Nicole’s nose – and cleaned up everything in between!

I hope you’ve had a much cleaner weekend…belly buttons and all. 😉

Patty O

Picture courtesy of Pinterest

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. That is too funny! 😀


    October 21, 2013
    • Oh I’m so glad someone else enjoyed this story as much as me! Thanks for reading!


      October 21, 2013
  2. OMG…I’m always afraid I’ll be slammed in the hospital without my toenails being clipped (bad backs makes it hard to reach!) but I never thought of a belly button check. At my age, my “Innie” has virtually disappeared into an unknown universe so I guess if they want to check the belly button hygiene, they would have to push it out from inside!

    Love this post! It reminds me of when my daughter and I were talking my granddaughter (who was 3 at the time) to Wally World. When we pulled into the parking lot, we turned around and my beautiful, precious granddaughter had yellow snot running down from her nose to her lip. We looked for something…anything to wipe it with and came up empty.

    I volunteered to run in the store and get something before the public was subjected to my granddaughter’s runny nose but my daughter was quicker and jumped out of the car before I could beat her to it. So, I got to sit helpless while she ran in the store as I sat and tried to decide if I was Grandmother enough to use my shirt to wipe the huge yellow mass from my granddaughter’s face.

    Sadly, I failed the test (although I kept her occupied enough to prevent her from smearing it all over the rest of her face. Hours…(o.k. it was minutes) later, my daughter finally returned. So, let Gabi know…it could have been worse…,much worse!

    Laughed a lot during my read of this post…great job!

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    October 22, 2013
    • Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your laughter is the greatest reward!


      October 22, 2013

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