So I’m standing at the school bus stop this morning; the bus is due any second.
1) Bus pulls up to the curb; I hear the following from my lovely nine-year old daughter: [SFX]: Ahhhhh-chooo!!! Then, a plaintive “MOMMMM!!!!”
2) The space between Abby’s nose and upper lip is completely covered and dripping with the gooey, disgusting result of her giant sneeze. I note with horror that the bus door is open; she must get on now.
That’s right, I forgot Motherhood Rule #1: Have Kleenex on your person at all times.
3) I wipe her face with the only thing available — the formerly clean sweater that I have been wearing for six minutes.
Thankfully, it’s a cardigan.