Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Booger Question

At what age to children normally figure out how to blow their noses? Seriously, I thought The Kid would have this down by 8. Then again, he still hasn't figured out how to fall asleep.

Currently, tissues are used as fluffy, papery finger condoms, all the better for picking the more dastardly boogers from those hard to reach nose crevasses.

7 comments:

wheremytruthlives said...

Yeah um, Bart's almost ten and still picking 'em.
and eating 'em.
in public.
much to my horror.

lyndsey said...

There you are! I was wondering... Well, my kids are obviously younger than yours so I can't speak from that kind of experience, but I will say that it seems most hard core nose pickers sometimes never give it up (without naming names so as not to embarrass anyone just in case someone I know randomly reads this comment). EVER. Don't give up hope, though. He's still young and there's still a good chance he'll give it up on his own soon.

jaci said...

uh, he's a boy. he'll blow his nose when he feels like it. guys love picking their noses, at least that's been my experience. Joel was just telling me the other day about his childhood friend's booger scrap book. ew. good luck!

Diane said...

Harley's 12 and still can't do it, nor does it bug him. If it helps, it drives me crazy too as I'm constantly cleaning out his nose.

I have a girlfriend whose son was 15 or 16 before he learned how to blow his nose.

Shane said...

I came across your blog on Blogged.com. I LOVE the description of your blog. I too have a child who was born special. He has ADHD & LD. I have a blog dedicated to these issues if you'd like to stop by sometime: www.adhdguide.blogspot.com. In the mean time, I plan to browse around your blog a bit. Take care.

Philip. said...

Great thread - made me laugh :-)

wrongshoes said...

The "fall asleep" comment really hit home for me. My DS has always had a lot of trouble falling asleep. Bedtime has always been very traumatic for both of us. Recently we tried Melatonin with some success. When he fell asleep the first night with the Melatonin I was like, holy crap, do most parents have it this easy? I'm suspecting at this point though, that the Melatonin is causing some daytime issues, but even after discontinuing it, he seems to be on a pretty regular sleep cycle for the first time in his life. Keeping fingers crossed.