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    Morning Revelations of My Son

    I was in the shower when my little guy woke up this morning with exciting news. As I poked my head around the shower curtain to listen, this is what he had to say. “Mama I want to tell you two things. One, I had a big boogie sticking out of my nose and I picked it out of there. And two, I was coughing and then I burped at the same time. It felt quite good.” Ahhh, such is life with a little boy. . . I wouldn’t trade it.  

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    Swallowing Snot

    My son and I have had this drainage, coughy gunk that apparently is going around right now, where you don’t really feel sick but you sure sound like you could cough up a lung. . . or three. So my son was having a coughing fit one morning that sounded really wet, and I asked him if he managed to get up anything. He said, “Yeah, like snot?” Yup that’s it. I promptly told him that he didn’t need to swallow said snot but spit it out instead. And he responded, “No thanks. I like the way it tastes.”  Ewww. . . out of the mouths of babes (or down their throats).

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    Is Meanness a 9-1-1 Offense?

    My husband and I have been talking to our now five-year-old son about emergencies and dialing 9-1-1 in the event he needs help, but I wasn’t prepared for yesterday’s morning conversation. . . As I tried to usher our son out the door for preschool, he asked to bring a toy to show his friends. This is a little something he often requests, and ever so often I allow him to carry a dinosaur, truck or train to school to show his buddies, then I promptly cart it back home with me. I try not to indulge this activity too often because it disrupts the start of school, but I…