The Top 25 Places Toddlers Wipe Their Noses

Written by Emily

I’m back at school as a long-term substitute. Despite building my immunity by being home with three little ones who are essentially virus carriers, I assumed I’d be the first to come down with a beginning-of-the-school-year bug. Sylvie beat me to it.

But it really isn’t getting in her way.



The Top 25 Places Toddlers Wipe Their Noses

  1. The hand they use to caress mom’s face.
  2. The coffee table.
  3. The dog if it’s not moving.
  4. The dog while it’s moving.
  5. A decorative throw pillow on mom’s lap.
  6. Mom’s cheek.
  7. Dad’s cheek.
  8. Any shoulder within 50 yards.
  9. Their knee.
  10. A paperback book.
  11. The curtains.
  12. Their sleeve.
  13. Your hand.
  14. Grandma’s hand.
  15. Mom’s black pants.
  16. Their bedspread.
  17. The kitchen table.
  18. The sole of their shoe.
  19. A rogue leaf.
  20. Their car seat.
  21. Somehow their elbow.
  22. Their sippy cup.
  23. The closest window.
  24. The nearest wall.
  25. The slowest sibling.

The number one place toddlers haven’t considered wiping their noses:

  1. On a tissue.

Now, excuse me while I sanitize my face and the rest of the house.

2 comments for “The Top 25 Places Toddlers Wipe Their Noses

  1. August 21, 2014 at 9:41 am

    LOL! Lysol is totally my friend – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lived in a Lysol cloud because I kept spraying door handles and faucets and every surface I could!

  2. Kathleen Gallo
    August 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

    It’s amazing how you “forget” all that once they get older and the “yuck” factor disappears! I agree w/the reply that many moms today spend endless hours spraying and spraying! I do not miss that particular stage! Love the children – hate the “snotty” noses! When I work w/little ones at church, I have to keep reminding myself over & over as I wipe their noses, faces, arms, hands, etc. NOT to ever touch my face until I can get to some clean-up of my own!

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