Sunday, July 26, 2009


As a mother, you occasionally find yourself doing things that as a teenager you swore you would never do--ever--no matter what! You know, like giving your kids a quick spit shine to clean off that dirty smudge when you're out in public and there are no wipes to be found.

While camping several weeks ago with Talia, I found myself doing one of those unmentionable things--namely, clearing her nose of the goobers that she couldn't reach. However, I was totally unprepared for her response.

Talia: (Pointing to the goober stuck to the tip of my finger.) Mommy, gimme it!
Me: Why? It's disgusting.
Talia: (Licking her lips.) Yummy!

Maybe Bertie Bott wasn't that far off with her Every Flavor Beans after all...


Erin Gibbons said...

Hey Kara! If you're going to be in Provo, let me know! We're leaving for VA on Thursday. I'm so glad to know you're back from France and having fun with family! Tell Jason hi!

Tanja said...

It is great to hear from you ... and I am certain that every Mother has done the quick spit shine to clean off that dirty smudge thing. And I am learning new English words here too - goober :)
P.S.: Dumbledore had an Every Flavor Beans that tasted like Ear Wax (at the hospital) - but I guess they could maybe also have gone with goober taste ... but on second thought ... maybe better NOT!

chou said...

Oh hah! (and yuck) Ben got his mom once a few years back with a spit shine, funny, horrid, and very Ben-like. May your kids never do that to you.