Have you heard of this Swedish Snotsucker (aka nasal aspirator)? I was telling Aron about it the other day and it went something like this…
Me: “There’s this thing called Nosefrida that everyone seems to really love for clearing a baby’s nose. You suck through a tube against his nose and the suction draws out mucus. Apparently it’s great–the reviews are insane.” Aron: “Ewwwh! Gross! There is no way in a million years… Never. That’s the most disgusting thing ever. Blech!”
That might not have been the exact transcript, but those were the sentiments expressed. Even after I explained that you don’t ever actually ingest boogers, he was disgusted. It’s now frequently referenced in teasing: “Will you Nosefrida me? But you can save them and eat them later!” But seriously, how is this big, strong surgeon who deals with all manners of disgusting bodily fluids and infections (flesh-eating bacteria, anyone?), so incredibly grossed out by some harmless little baby boogers?
I do admit it sounds a little crazy. What do you think? Would you Nosefrida your baby? Has anyone tried it?