Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Boogers

Most likely, I will never learn to windsurf, skateboard, knit, or sew on a button. 

Sometimes there are things that are just too hard to learn or even just too ridiculous to even use in everyday life so they are really a waste of time to figure out.  I mean, is knowing how to iron a dress shirt really that essential to life?  Ok, so it's handy to be sure, but if need be I could always just take the shirt to the dry cleaners and they handle that kind of thing.  Right?

All this to say that my boy has dug in his heels and refuses to learn a skill that I have deemed to be required in life.

He can not, will not, no way no how....blow his nose.

Micah will actually wake up in the middle of the night and cry out for one of us to come, bellowing with the agony of "the boogers."  We will fetch him a Kleenex and wipe the snot, only to be awoken again an hour later because he hasn't really solved the problem.

He can sniff the boogers in just fine.

But he cannot get his head around the concept of actually blowing the snot out into the Kleenex.

How does one teach this?  I've tried demonstrating, explaining, bribing, and all the other tricks in the book.  The kid just won't get it!  I can't go through another night of waking up at 1:30 am because of a booger problem.


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