Blow Me DownPosted: December 3, 2007
OK, so I know that a big part of my audience is the mid 20s female. And, I know that you’re not all married or mom’s to this point. You might not think you can help me here, but I know you can.
Or at least I’m hoping you can.
For this ‘problem,’ I’m seeking any and all advice from moms, aunts, big sisters, dads, big brothers, uncles — anyone. Anyone that has encountered a kid with a runny nose, that is.
You see, Aidan has a cold. A his-nose-is-running-round-the-clock kind of cold. His spirits are up. His appetite is strong. So there are good signs.
The challenge? He will not under any circumstance blow his nose.
Now, he’s great at saying he needs a tissue, and he’ll come running right over to whoever has one (though it can’t be a used one). He’ll let you wipe his nose. He just won’t blow it.
Renee and I have tried persuasion, strong voices, nice voices, bribery — anything. He won’t do it. The frustrating part? He’s done it before! But, for whatever reason, right now, he wants nothing to do with it.
So, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles — what’s the trick to get a three year old to blow his nose?
Of course, as I write this, I’m almost certain he’s blowing his nose just fine at his grandmother’s house, because, as my father-in-law said this morning, “If anyone can get him to do it, Mimi can.”
What else? I got nothin’.