do you ever get used to handling other people's snot?

Cate woke up yesterday with some phenomenal sneezes. You know the kind of sneezes that shoot clear across the room? Or cover the child’s entire face? Yeah, those. So apparently it’s Cold Time again. Fun fun fun.

The one perk is that she’s now old enough that when she sneezes, she doesn’t immediately try to wipe it away with her hands (thereby spreading the mess around even worse). Now she waits for me to come running with a tissue. She’s trying to figure out how to blow her nose when I hold up the tissue, but… yeah. Not so much with that milestone just yet. We’re working on it, though.

I’m a little brain-dead from dealing with a sick kiddo, but here: this article is kind of fascinating. I’ve never really understood why some Americans (um, mostly Republicans, I think) are so anti-France, but most of their system sounds pretty good to me.

I should probably do a political post at some point and expand on my thoughts about our American government and the upcoming election, but I think I’ll save it for when I’m a little more coherent. Good night, y’all.

3 thoughts on “do you ever get used to handling other people's snot?

  1. After I saw Sicko, I wanted to move to France. Their health care system sounds fantastic. I would love to hear if there are any negatives to French living. Wine, great health care, yummy butter laden food? Sign me up!

  2. Aah, but there’s always a catch– their toilet paper rolls are tiny, maybe 50 sheets per, and the paper isn’t very soft. And the trains run on time, which is a problem if you tend to be tardy.

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