I feel as though I need to come clean here. When I spot little kids with runny noses I am a) totally grossed out and b) a little bit condescending towards the parents ("Do they not see what's running down their child's face?"). Life is full of lessons, some of them harder than others. This week I got a little education on that particular subject.
My sweet little lady had a very runny nose and it was all I could do to keep up with it. Kleenexes, toilet paper, and (grooooossss) she even helped herself to my shoulder---I couldn't keep up with my own standards. I took her out in public, knowing full well that I was fighting a losing battle. Eventually (sooner rather than later) I just gave in and accepted that I was doing the best job I could and it would just have to be good enough.
Sure there may have been a few folk, who obviously had never fought this battle, who gave condescending looks--but I thought to myself, "Oh they'll learn. Oh yes they'll learn."
The moral of the story is simply Judge not, turneth thine eyes from baby snot.
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