This Is How I Sniff Out the Rotten Children

posted by Momo Fali on April 2, 2012

I have a friend who told me that her nine year old son’s recent growth spurt has her mourning the loss of her little boy. After she mentioned it, I picked up my glass (the one that was sitting there half-full) and I realized that one of the benefits of having a child who is almost ten, but who is the size of a kindergartner, is that he still fits in my lap.

Yesterday morning, my son climbed into a chair with me and sprawled out across my legs. While I sipped coffee and scanned the newspaper, he reclined his head against my shoulder and read the comics. We sat like that for a while. I don’t know how long he had been staring up at me when I finally noticed.

I smiled and gave him a kiss on the top of his head and asked, “Are you finished with the comics?”

He nodded and said, “Yeah.”

Then I looked in to my coffee cup and saw it was half-empty as he remarked, “Oh, and Mom? You have really big nostrils.”


  • Vicki

    Oh yeah. Out of the mouths of babes. 🙂

  • Canadian Dad

    Sometimes the stress of keeping my kids alive is overwhelming but then one moment like that and it all comes into focus. I have tiny kids too, I think it’s fabulous, lol.

  • Rhea


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  • Kriss

    He has the BEST one liners…

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  • Ally

    Ha! They always bring us back to reality, don’t they?

  • UP

    My mothers nostrils are shaped like a heart (each of them). I pointed that out long ago, she wasn’t all that pleased then, but she mentions it from time to time.


  • Jill

    Oh, the honesty of children.

  • meleah rebeccah

    What a precious and HILARIOUS moment!

  • Heather

    Just when he can’t get any cuter, he does 🙂 I totally needed this smile today!

  • AlisonH

    And then I reread the post title and snorted.

  • JR Reed

    At least he said “Nostrils”…

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