I had three girls first so when my son came along it was a whole new ball game for me. I mean, I thought I had this parenting thing down, I've been doing it for ten years, for heaven's sake. But boys are just different, aren't they?
My two year old son has a fascination with his nose. Not just pointing to his own or other people's (like all my daughters did at his age). No, he likes to stick things up it. Whatever really. If he has it in his hand, his little boy brain thinks, "hmm, maybe I should see if this fits up my nose." Crayons, pencils, his fingers, food, really, whatever.
So the other day he's in his high chair and I'm cleaning (I know, miracle). He starts saying, "Mom, look. Mo-om. Mom." Finally, I look up and he has the tail of his toy dinosaur shoved up his nose.
"Gross," I say. He giggles, thinking he is the funniest kid in the world (he is).
I'm scared for the day that something gets stuck up there. (Now, I'm sure some of you have had daughters that stuck things up their noses, but none of mine ever did. So this is truly a scary thought for me, the day I have to go to the doctor because my son stuck a barbie shoe up his nose or something. Yikes!)