February 17, 2012 | in Nanny
While adults try to act like grownups, there are times when they’re around their kids that they might revert back to acting like a child. There are times when parents might plug their nose. You never can tell what will cause it, but it might be some of the things in this article called 10 reasons parents might plug their nose.
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- Poopy diaper: Either when changing the diaper or when the kid is running around with a poopy diaper a parent might plug their nose. I’ve seen many parents ask their child, “Are you stinky?” and then plug their nose to emphasize what stinky means.
- Sweaty boy who needs a shower: If you have a boy that’s in sports you will so be able to relate to this one. I don’t know what it is about boys, but they smell so much worse than girls do. Not to mention boys seems to be very resistant to taking showers or baths. What’s the big deal? Whatever it is they end up stinking really bad and many a mom has plugged her nose and told her son that he needs a bath.
- Picking up your son’s sports gear: What’s worse that smelling a stinky boy? His stinky sports gear that is hard to wash. Soccer players have shin guards that are not easy to get odor out of as well as their shoes. Most sports require special shoes that probably stink, but other gear has a habit of getting sweaty too and smelling bad after a while. This is definitely a nose plugging moment.
- The dog passed gas: Depending on what your dog has eaten lately their farts can smell REALLY bad. Everyone points a finger at everyone else until you all figure out that it was the dog. Everyone plugs their nose.
- Husband burned the popcorn: Isn’t burnt popcorn just the worst smell? If you want to see a parent plugging their nose it’s going to be when dad has burnt something and mom has to come in and try to clean it up. The smell of burnt popcorn hangs around forever it seems.
- Showing your kids how to do the swim: In the 1960’s the rage was to do dances with specific steps and motions. Everyone got out on the floor together and not necessarily in partners and did dances like the monkey, the mashed potato and the swim. When you do the swim you do the twist or the pony on the bottom and then with your arms you do swimming strokes and sometimes you plug your nose and act like you are going under water.
- Trying to unplug your ears: It seems that some people are more prone to getting water in their ears than others, but adults are far more sensitive to getting it out than kids are. One way to clear your ears is by plugging your nose and mouth and trying to blow through your nose until your ears pop.
- Trying to stop a sneeze when the baby is napping: This happened to me a lot when I was feeding my baby. My kids always fell asleep while they were nursing so it was very bad timing to sneeze while they were nursing or when they were asleep in yours arms. Sometimes you can put off a sneeze if you grab your nose soon enough. Alas, it did not always work.
- While cleaning up puke: Guys tend to do this more than women, but when your child has puked all over the carpet, the bathroom floor, the toilet and themselves it does not smell pretty. Someone has to clean it up. I guess those with weak stomachs might be the ones to plug their nose so they don’t have to smell it while they are cleaning it up and hopefully they won’t add to the mess.
- To make a toddler laugh: There is no sweeter sound than a child’s laughter, especially if it’s your child’s laughter. Parents will stop at nothing to do the best for their kids. When your child is hurt, scared or unhappy for some reason, a parent wants to be there to fix the booboo. We want to make everything good again. That’s where making faces comes in. Plugging your nose while making a face is pretty common. It will get the child to laugh like nothing else. Add in some weird noises and crazy eyes and they are sure to think that you are the funniest thing they have ever seen.
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