Attack of the Giant Snot Monster

Baby Evan is suffering from his first real illness, although unless there’s a medical term for “buckets of snot coming from the nose” it’s not something we could have vaccinated against. I think it’s due to a combination of  the weather change, teething, and maybe a tiny head cold. Unfortunately, his cold came at exactly the same moment he learned to army crawl at an alarming speed, so now he’s dragging himself around the house, leaving slimy trails of snot and booger-filled spit everywhere he goes. He’s the world’s cutest snail.

For the most part, Baby Evan doesn’t seem to care his nose is dripping everywhere, and refuses to allow anyone to do anything about it. He fights tissues, cloths or baby wipes anywhere near his face. Yesterday we held him down and got a few saline drops up his nose, but the level of EVIL WOMAN CHILD ABUSE TORTURE SOMEBODY HELP ME screaming and struggling hardly seemed worth it. I tried to squirt some milk in his nostrils but most of it ended up in his eye. Unless he gets sicker or starts spiking a fever, we’re going to just wait out the booger machine. I’m hoping that doesn’t mean waiting for warmer April May June weather, when the neighbors become concerned and break in to find all of us stuck to the floor, encased in slime, a horrible tableau serving as a warning to lazy parents everywhere.

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5 Responses to “Attack of the Giant Snot Monster”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Too funny! If my baby even sees the bulb syringe, she freaks out. Good luck fighting the snot battle!

  2. sarrible says:

    And yet he’s so good-natured in the Halloween costume pictures. Are there antidepressants in your breastmilk or something? Why is your baby so HAPPY?!

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    There are far worse things that snot!

  4. Mitch says:

    You know, if you want to minimise the snail trail – just sprinkle salt all over your floor! Should slow the little guy down and dry him out a little!

  5. sarrible says:

    My dad always used beer to get rid of snails. Baby Evan likes beer, right?

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