I sat in the back of the minivan with PUnky on our way back from IL on Sunday. At one point, I reached over and rubbed his newly cut (SHORT) hair. I stopped. There was something in his hair.
Me: Hey, what’s in your hair.
Punky (dead pan): A Booger
Me: What?! How did that get there?
Punky: I put it there.
Me: We don’t do that!
Punky: Mama, where else I supposed to put it?
Me: In a kleenex! Who taught you this?
Punky: I just thought it myself. I have nowhere to put them.
I was mortified! My kid puts boogers in his hair! WHAT?!?
The next day, Punky comes home from daycare, and there are three more boogers resting comfortably, dried up, in his hair. I reminded him AGAIN that this is not what we do with our boogers. I called Kelly and asked her if she sees him doing this. She said, “I thought that was what was in his hair today!” We had a discussion with Punky that Kelly will give him a kleenex for his pocket when he goes outside to play.
Yesterday, Punky came up to me after I’d started making dinner. “Look Mama, nothing in my hair today!”
THANK GOD! I’m crossing my fingers that his head continues to be booger-free each day!
Where did I go wrong?