It S’Not A Problem

May 26, 2011 by Michelle

Little Miss has been picking her nose a lot lately. I’m guessing the continual change in seasons in Chicago from winter to summer to winter to summer and back again is wreaking a little havoc on her poor sinuses, along with ninety-nine percent of the population around here.

Nonetheless, while I can ignore it to some degree (thankfully, she isn’t a booger eater) or remind her gently when I see her, my mom is repulsed by it and is willing to try any tactic she can to get Little Miss to stop.

Yesterday’s attempt:

Little Miss, my mother wheedled in a charming voice. How will you ever get a boyfriend if you pick your nose like that?

(Aside: because a five year old needs to worry about getting a boyfriend? But that’s another topic to discuss with my mother later. Let’s not pressure her about her worth as a person as measured by her relationship status, please.)

But, Grandma, she looked up at my mom oh-so-matter-of-factly, it’s ok. Paul (not his real name) picks his nose, too!

Foiled again.

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  • Patty @ A Day in My NYC

    That is a GREAT answer! 🙂 Love it!

  • Laila

    LOL! Love it.

  • Tara R.

    You can't argue with that logic.

  • Mrs4444

    This is absolutely HILARIOUS. I am linking this one up next Saturday AND tweeting it today. Love it.

  • Heather E

    hahahahahhaha. She sure knows the meaning of a quick comeback! 😉 You're going to have to watch that one! hahahahaha.

  • Pat

    LOL…and her smile illustrates her statement….I mean, it's obviously OK because…

  • Katy @ Dim Sum Debutante

    So cute!!! I found your post through ADayinMyNYC. Thanks, Patty!

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  • Michelle

    Patty – To be honest, so do I. It cracks me up how my mom was left with her mouth just gaping like that, too!

    Laila – Oh the fun you have to look forward to as your boy gets older, too….

    Tara – Nope. Best part? She wasn't even being smart alecky – that was just the way she was thinking.

    Mrs4444 – Thanks. The best part is that she has these types of unintentional one liners all the time – but of course I forget 99% of them.

    Heather – You aren't kidding me. Sheesh.

    Pat – You can see the confidence shining through, can't you?

    Kim – Thanks for coming to see 🙂 I think she's pretty cute, but I know I'm biased.

    Teresa – Isn't she though? She's … a special kid. In a good way, of course. Most of the time!

  • lisleman

    came over from Mrs. 4444's SS thing.
    Reminds me of the saying you can pick your friends but you can't pick your friend's nose.
    A nose picking buddy at that age is a good thing.
    good post

  • Emily

    Great comeback! I am always amazed how our Mother's think. No wonder we are all in therapy!

  • Carolee Sperry

    OMG, that is too funny…

    …and grandma will be the first one with “words' about her granddaughter having a boyfriend when she does get one someday!

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