Thursday, May 26, 2011

It S'Not A Problem

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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Anonymous May 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

That is a GREAT answer! :) Love it!

Laila May 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

LOL! Love it.

Tara R. May 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

You can't argue with that logic.

Mrs4444 May 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM  

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

Heather E May 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

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

Pat May 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM  

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

Katy @ Dim Sum Debutante May 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM  

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

tiarastantrums June 1, 2011 at 9:09 AM  


Michelle June 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

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 June 3, 2011 at 9:17 PM  

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 June 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

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

Carolee Sperry June 6, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

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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