Over the summer, Jeff and I committed a major only-ones-with-a-baby faux pas and took Sam to a bar/restaurant with a group of friends after a kickball game. (See this post if you are already judging.) To be honest, I’m always a little uncomfortable when we bring him along to hang with our childless pals, but this particular night we really stood out with our high chair, stick-on placemat, and excessive amounts of cheerios. All that aside, our friends are always great about loving on Sam and never make us feel like they wish he wasn’t there, so all was going relatively well.
Until… One of Sam’s honey-graham bunnies accidently made it’s way down the wrong tube and a major coughing/chocking fit ensued. Yes, I was a little nervous; but, mostly (because this had happened before) I was embarrassed by the scene we were causing. Then, in a totally unexpected turn of events, a strange slug-looking tan slime (which was later identified as said ‘bunny’) escaped out of Sam’s NOSE.
At which point, without so much as a second thought, I wiped that nose with my bare hand – right there in front of everyone. This, much to my surprise, completely disgusted many of the guys sitting at our table. (The same guys who have absolutely no problem burping or farting at the table, mind you.) Me? Totally un-phased. A partially digested bunny booger – that’s nothing!
Which brings me to my next lesson…
Lesson #7: 'Gross' has a whole new meaning in motherhood.
I never would have considered myself a squeamish person, per se; but, being a mom certainly has taken my tolerance for grossness to a new level. I am, in fact, much tougher (and perhaps a bit grosser myself) than I thought…
I’ll spare you the details of listing out all the gross things I can now handle with ease; but, let me just say this… If you are a brand-new mom, you should be warned… The poops you are experiencing right now, (although at times explosive) are ONLY THE BEGINNING.
Veteran mommies (and by ‘veteran’ I mean a mom for longer than two days) what’s the grossest thing you’ve ever dealt with with your child? Go ahead, share away! Just TRY to disgust me. ;)
This post is part of a series for 31 Days of Change hosted by The Nester. To see my other "lessons," click here.