Friday, July 22, 2011

Pacifier Vs. Dirty Sock

Before you have kids most people know that you are going to be dealing with a lot of poop. Then you become a parent and realize you had no idea just exactly how many different bodily fluids you have to deal with on a daily basis. Then you become a seasoned parent and build up an immunity to grossness. Nothing seems to make you squeamish anymore. Yesterday I found something that made me very squeamish.

We went to the usual weekend little kid's birthday gathering with mandatory jumpy house in the backyard. Jake's shoes were off due to the jumpy house and he managed to make a few runs of the backyard in his socks so they got very dirty. He was very tired after the party and on his way home instead of popping a binkie (pacifier) into his mouth he peeled off one of his filthy socks and stuck it in his mouth! Retch!

Jake is 3 rows back in the mini-van so I couldn't reach him to tear the offending sock out of his mouth and I was driving so I couldn't climb back there. Erik can't turn around in a moving vehicle because he gets car sick. I was forced to look at the below image everytime I looked in my rearview mirror. Gag!

As soon as I got home I snuck that hideous thing out of his mouth. And took a picture of it. The toes of the sock were in his mouth and he was actually sucking on it like a pacifier. This nice family owns a large dog so you can just imagine the things that sock picked up. Heave!

I guess it's nice to know that I have not become as jaded as I thought I had. Maybe having a 4th child will finally make me immune to all things disgusting. Hurl!


Barbara said...

OMG Kat and I just read this together (here in LA) and as we both went through, there was a synchronized "eeeewwwww" at the second photo. That is so gross. :-) For what its worth, I do believe in not being a super germ-o-phobe because I think it helps build resistance so maybe on the bright side, he will not get sick for the next six to twelve months. Here's hoping. :-)

Britta said...

That is most excellent. In a completely horrific way, of course.

Charlotte said...

Barb, Kat, Britta,
I really hope it gives him an iron immunity. Erik was completely unconcerned and I was just grossed out! Jake is just kind of an animal. He prefers to drink water from puddles and eats sand, etc. He is just kind of disgusting.