Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Sitter

Dear Zoo Keepers (guess that would be us),

I will never forget the opportunity to (there are a lot of erase marks here and it is barely legible) your boys. We had an interesting evening, but you should know everyone was still breathing when I put them to bed, including the boys.

When taking Logan to tuck him in, he came up short, gasping in shock...

Where is it?

Where is what?

The booger...

What booger?

The one I left on my pillow earlier...

umm...

...for snack.

Ewww...maybe it fell in the floor?

It fell in the floor?

Maybe.

And you stepped on it and got it on your shoe? That's gross.

After Logan fell asleep I pondered why it was gross that I have his booger on my shoe, while he is okay saving one for later. I am unsure whether to suggest social skills, hygiene or tolerance training. Call me again though, as this is fascinating research for my thesis.

Sincerely,

The Sitter

[I guess its easier to see the booger on someone else's shoe, than the one in our mouth. Prejudice exists in that great divide between who we think we are and who we know they are. Tolerance makes us feel slightly better, yet safe in our insulation. Is tolerance really love though?]

35 comments:

otin said...

Is that for real? The sitter really left that note? Sounds like Logan knows how to push some buttons! haha!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Isn't amazing how children can keep us tap dancing (especially when there's a booger on our shoe) and scratching our heads, saying "What just happened here?"

The fun is just beginning!

Daniel said...

O.K., this one made me uncomfortable.

♥ Braja said...

Tolerance....ahhh, a whole subject in itself :) Is tolerance love? No, it's a symptom of one who is equipoised. By tolerating the dualities of happiness/distress, peace/disturbance, gain/loss, etc., then one becomes free from the anxieties that swamp us when reversals are present.

Wings said...

Uh... okay then.

Hilary said...

S'not what I expected to read.. but it made me laugh. :)

Ronda Laveen said...

Logan needs his own blog: BoogerstationOne. Boogers, poop, pee and puke are a babysitters domain. Is tolerance love? No, but one can love the booger collector.

Brian Miller said...

@otin - she relayed it to us in the lobby this morning at church. her parents were laughing pretty hard as well...when we asked him he had a sly grin...i think you are right.

@bonnie - indeed. lol.

@daniel - smiles. booger phobia?

@braja - ah...i need a translator...smiles. i know zactly whatcho sayin'

@wings - lol.

@hilary - and you returned the smiles.

@ronda - ah, we love the booger collector...though now that we know he collects...we may have to change some habits.

JeffScape said...

Wait... boogers aren't snacks???

blueviolet said...

Tolerance is not love. It's self-justification for not loving.

And, you're overdue for a booger talk.

An Open Heart said...

Blueviolet nailed it....

Funny boy.....is he like Dad was?

;o)
S

The Retired One said...

One for the scrapbook!
You can share it with his wife when he gets older.
Loved this!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Okay, that is hysterical. And as far as boogers go, I'm pretty sure it's a boy thing. I have no memory of saving boogers when I was his age-- Thank gawd!
Have a great week.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Ahhh.... the booger phase. Not all children experience this stage (I can say this with great authority, having reared 6 children). Only one of mine did this and she also had a friend who experienced this stage of life. Seems they SWAPPED boogers and ate each others so that they would become sisters!!!!! This somehow makes the cutting and mixing of blood look appealing.....

Ronda Laveen said...

Everyone has to collect something. He sounds like a future Antiques Roadshow appraiser.

Maggie May said...

Well before I started I had to look up the word *booger*! I am not familiar with it!
We call it snot or bogey or crow.

LOL when I found out! Can't you give the lad a little box lined with tissue to keep them in? LOL!

Goofball said...

This could be a scenario for Calvin & Hobbes

Lorraine said...

I find that I am both tolerant and disgusted...lol you are so funnny...super entertainer...still shuddering

tony said...

If Your not good, the booger-man will get you!

Candie Bracci said...

This is where language barrier is coming!LOL I don't even know what is a booger,wait..I check,done..hahaha!Ah well..it all make sense now!LOL
Have a nice day and I shall see you soon!:)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Brian:)

This is really funny and made me laugh. I wonder if booger collection is the latest hobby of children.

Is tolerance love? Tolerance is a part of love. Tolerance is like one of the ingredients that go to make the sandwich:)

Have a nice day Brian:)
Joseph

willow said...

I had one. Left coat pocket.

willow said...

Just for collecting, though, NOT eating. (wanted to clarify that major point)

Jill said...

I am laughing Brian!

Brian Miller said...

haha...willow...thanks for the clarification. and jill, now i am too.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Boys will be boys, I guess. LOL! :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Brian
I think we have 'met' a few times before. I have been 'talking' to Lola and she has recommended I contact you. I am writing a version of "The Wizard of Oz" and loads of b loggers will be in it.
I am looking for a Lion who needs some courage and what better chap than you to play him. I wonder if you would agree for me to write you in for the part. I've got it all sketched out and it will be posted in about 5-6 parts startinh this week, hopefully. Should be a bit of a 'hoot'. Best wishes - Eddie

Travel & Dive Girl said...

OMG - I am both mortified and laughing hysterical at the same time. Boys will be boys I guess...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I was kinda thinking this has to be told at his wedding perhaps ??

CJ xx

TechnoBabe said...

Your boys sound inventive and thrifty to save things for later.

Valerie said...

Brian, Joseph had it in one. Tolerance is part of the whole. Intolerance is the foreign body. Love is all embracing even when there's a bad mood showing. OK?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Way too funny. I guess you have to make sure that all your sitters are sociologists.

Baino said...

Sorry but there's no home spun philosophy to be gained from keeping booger's on your pillow or under your shoe, it's just gross!

Hit 40 said...

I like Otin's comment. I was thinking the same thing...

my youngest likes to chew his (swallow your food)...

toenails. GROSS!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm laughing too hard to write a coherent thought...so I echo what blueviolet said.

:)