Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The other day I witnessed something pretty gross. Actually it made my stomach turn and I have a pretty strong stomach. Essentially I saw a mother grab the face of her 10 month old sick daughter, cover the baby's nose and the area above the lip with her mouth and proceed to suck all the snot clean off the baby's face. My stomach is turning just thinking about it. Apparently this is common practice here. If they are outside then the mothers will spit the snot out but we were indoors and so my guess is that she swallowed it... Thank goodness she didn't notice the horrified look on my face. I've been practicing my poker face for the next time I encounter this practice. Seriously though, I would use my sleeves, mittens, my pant leg, my apron, even my HAIR before I would suck the green monsters out of my boys' noses! Enough said.