Twelve days in a boogery bubble and I think I'm starting to feel like my old bitchy self again. Let's mark this return of snark with a big wet baby booger because you know what, they are ALL OVER my house and my clothes. My child likes to swoop in with the back side of his hand about a millisecond prior to my kleenex-laden hand reaching his drippy runny nose and he rubs it all around lubing his hand thoroughly with sticky-baby snot before depositing it elsewhere on his face, like, in his eyebrows and oh, above his ear. I swear I am not making this up but I found a booger in his neck folds and in his eyelids.
I have learned a few things this week too, colds take time to go away and will, with increased fluids like water and tea. Tylenol helps too. And also: BOYS ARE DISGUSTING.
Also, I sort of miss being so congested that I couldn't smell his diapers. Behold! The return of the nauseating diaper change! Rock on, Sistah, we are healthy again! Almost.
In other non-snot related news I am writing for a new site. DC Metro Moms has graciously welcomed me into their coveted world of writers, parents, people, other snarky social geeks and I am damn humbled to be among some great writers and people. My first (lame-o) post should be up soon. But, I'm just warming up, forgive my first-time writers whine, please.
One of the things I really like about these folks is that they are always aware of others in need. I know we are in harsh and frightening economic times but if you are feeling generous or even not so much, but if you have a dollar to spare, consider checking out this site. Donors Choose is a website where teachers post a request for a certain dollar amount donation for classroom items that are not funded by their school system. Some classes need digital cameras and DVD-players and a math teacher needs extra pencils. You can give three hundred dollars or you can give three ($3). It's easy to do and you can see exactly who you are helping. You can choose where your money goes! Jess wrote about how to help local Washington, DC areas schools.