Goose and Bear suffer from seasonal allergies, as so many people do. They are non-stop itching their noses and sneezing. We go through a ludicrous amount of tissues. I am equal parts “Cover that sneeze! With your elbow not your hand!” and “Bless you.”
You would think that this mother of 3, who has survived cold season many times and has 2 kids with allergies, would be prepared for spontaneous mucus expulsion. You would think that, because she always has a complete change of clothes or two for each child in the Swagger Wagon, and an emergency potty, and enough snacks on board to keep the family fed for a week if we were ever to become stranded. You would think that something as simple as a pocket full of tissues would be a piece of cake.
Then why, oh why, do I find myself digging through my giant 40 pound purse for a tissue, napkin or anything that passes as a tissue in the face of a child sporting a snot web from nose to chin (or worse- nose to chest- ick.) Why can’t I bring myself to use a sleeve? Why can’t I just remember to keep tissues handy? Why have I resorted (on more than one occasion, sadly) to using a panty-liner as a tissue?
And what must passers-by think??
Just kidding… I don’t care.