Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Snot Easy

Here’s a conversation that went down in our car on the way to school one recent morning…

Lexi: Hey Mom. What does green snot stand for?

A big pause here as I think about that. After all, I was not aware that snot stood for any particular causes. Perhaps it stands for dairy products in the interest of becoming more robust? Or maybe it stands for the cause of softer tissues in order to have a plusher landing pad?

Me: Uh…, I don’t know. (There. Just bought me a few more seconds of thinking time.)

Oh! Maybe she means “stands for” as in an acronym…S.N.O.T. Could S.N.O.T. stand for Syrupy Nasally Olfactory Things? Or maybe Secretions Normally Otherwise Thinner. Shoot! Got me. I have no idea what S.N.O.T. stands for.

Lexi: You know, like if it’s clear it means something but if it’s green it means something else.

LIGHTBULB!

Me: Ooooooohhh, okay. Now I know what you mean. Yeah, clear snot’s the kind you want because that means there’s no infection. Green or yellow could mean infection. But sometimes it gets that way at the beginning or end of a cold, too.

Lexi: Okay.

That was it! That’s all she needed! Just a little reminder about which colors of snot to be concerned about! Whew! It’s snot easy trying to have all the answers! But I love it when I do. ;-)

8 comments:

Melissa Milbourn said...

I wish I wouldn't have read that right after my meal. LOL

brittanie said...

First question Mom asks when someone in the Donaldson household gets a runny nose: Is it green?

Maybe when I am a mom I will understand?? lol...right now I am just grossed out!!!

Brooke said...

Too funny!!!! It is so funny the things they talk about. My dad is infamous for talking to my kids about bodily functions. It is really quite gross.

Merry Christmas!!!!!
Love ya!!!!!

nicole said...

this is really quite disgusting - but actually really funny! =)

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

ha ha! Love your explanations. You are too funny girl.
Much love and Merry Christmas! Angela

Paula said...

Do the men in your families look at it when they blow their nose? Apparently, Shane is teaching the girls to look.....

David can't resist investigating a handkerchief full......

Now THAT'S gross!

Anonymous said...

that's funny the way you write that.

Mommy Dot Com said...

Thanks for stopping by. The music for that song still isn't finished. Can you believe how long it has taken? His manager did invite us to Nashville for New Years. We may go and if I do I'll blog about it! Crazy, you never know who you're gonna meet.

It was a pleasure meeting you at She Speaks. I'm going to have to look at photos on your blog to make sure I remember who you are. Yes, my memory is that unreliable!

God bless you!

Kara