Got Your Nose

posted by Momo Fali on May 3, 2008

In case you were beginning to think my five year old son is always a sweetheart, here is an e-mail I received from our niece yesterday. She babysat the kids Thursday evening…

Aunt Mo,

I forgot to tell you something about your boy last night…so we’re laying down together reading a lovely Dr. Suess novel in bed…me thinking he was drifting off to sleep as we were on page 58 of this never ending rhyme, and all of a sudden your boy, out of nowhere, bites my nose (it was gentle – no need to panic).

After I muffle my laughing because that is just such a typical thing for him to do, I asked him why he did it and he said because he wanted me to stop reading. So glad to see he uses his words!

Of course as soon as I stopped reading he told me to read it again. I just thought I’d share, because I remembered it and started laughing again at work.



This would be why we only hire babysitters who have a twisted sense of humor. That way, we know they’ll fit right in.


  • Stacey @Real World Mom

    LOL! Love it! We like ‘twisted’ too! 🙂

  • Dette

    Looooove it!

    We like to bite noses, ears and toes.

    And then some!

  • Jules

    I’m with you…….twisted all the way!

  • Melisa

    Awww, that’s so cute! Err, I mean twisted! But cute too!

  • Tara R.

    That is so funny!

  • meleah rebeccah

    I still think he is the sweetest most cutest boy ALIVE

  • Lisa

    He is such a cutie–biting and all 🙂

  • Roz

    Those Dr. Seuss “novels” (your niece is hilarious!) can drive us all a little bit mad!

    And your boy is a riot.

  • Meg

    Send me her number. I think we need her over at our house!

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    Not sure what made me laugh more–the nose biting or memories of our own babysitter selection process.

  • AlisonH

    I am SO glad you’re writing these down! You know, you get to tease him with these stories when he’s a teenager…

  • LaskiGal

    “So glad to see he uses his words!” That’s one cool babysitter. She so GETS it!

  • Sogeshirtsguy

    What a great solution for when you don’t want to hear anything. The nose bit haha jk.

  • Maureen

    I think you need to hire babysitters with helmets and protective facial gear.

    But NOT goalie masks.

    That would be too scary.

    Blog Hoppin’

  • nola

    What’s a babysitter? Soo jealous!! Very cute story!

  • ShannanB

    Kids are so cute and unpredicable. Glad she had a sense of humor about it!

  • LiteralDan

    You should try just biting her nose next time she asks for her money– see if it works!

  • Missives

    I wonder if she’d be interested in a nanny position in Minneapolis. She’d fit right in at our house.

  • Katy

    Dr. Seuss will do that to people. 🙂

  • Natalie

    next time i get tired of someone going on and on about something i am so going to employ the biting the nose technique. dr. suess has nothing on some of my friends and their constant vomit of the mouth!

  • Mrs. Schmitty

    How cute!

  • MadWomanMeg

    We hire the twisted babysitters too. More so because our hellions like to tie people to chairs.

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Snort, I love that she laughed, and I love that he did it. He is wicked, in a good way. 😀

  • transfattyacid

    Now that is funny:)

  • Kimmylyn

    That is hysterical.. I am trying that in the next boring meeting I am in at work..hahah

  • Rachel

    Ha Ha Ha!!
    That is too cute. Thank goodness she shares your sense of humor. What an adorable moment.
    She’ll get to embarrass him with that later, doncha know 😉

  • Joeprah

    If dude bit my nose he would be going to sleep alright. *shakes fist* LOL! What a goofball! Some sitters wouldn’t get a kid being a kid, it’s cool she does. I’m off to click some ads.

  • Jaina

    Haha, that’s too cute!

  • Whiney Momma

    Totally adorable! Sounds like she is a real trooper!

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