I say that with every hint of sarcasm I can muster over a three word headline.
One of the things about becoming a parent is having to endure the seemingly endless ineptitude of other parents. While perhaps I’ve stated my opinion about such things as leashes for kids or getting your infants ears pierced… I won’t pull any punches on this issue.
If you don’t wipe your kids nose… you deeply annoy me and I would like to filet your cranium over a nice steaming hot pile of caramelized onions then eat it for brunch.
Seriously parents… get a wet wipe or tissue or even use the sleeve of your shirt FOR POOPS SAKE and erase the railroad track of snot flowing from their little nostrils into the nether-regions of their mouth!
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH DAD?
Now… I get it. Sometimes if your kid is playing somewhere off by themselves they might get a little snot dribble and you’re not aware the situation has surpassed. My squabble is not with this situation… snot on a kid is ultimately unavoidable 100% of the time.
My issue is the length of time you allow it to fester and begin to affix itself to your kids upper lip!
On more than SEVERAL occasions I’ve been in a play area or playground or library or grocery store or any other place they allow small children and a mother or father is oblivious to the fact that their kid STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM is having issues keeping their snot in their nose where is belongs!
I was in a popular restaurant chain play area yesterday and there was a father there with his four-year-old. I sat in freakishly stunned silence as this man let his kid run around the play area as though the snot running out of his nose into his mouth was all just about as normal as wearing a pair of pants. It took everything I had to not say, “HERE! HERE! YOU CAN HAVE ONE OF MY WET WIPES JUST PLEASE WIPE YOUR KIDS NOSE FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY!!”
But I didn’t.
I sat there and threw up in my mouth continuously until DLG rescued me from the moment when she told me she had to use the potty (yes… she’s almost potty trained).
What is the issue here? It seems pretty cut and dry to me! Do some parents just not care? Even in they didn’t care what other people thought of the never-ending stream of snot coming from their child’s nose don’t they NOT LIKE TO LOOK AT IT?
Then again… some parents are pretty clueless like this douche:
Get a clue people…