Bloody Monday

Nothing better than a good bloody nose. Growing up I used to have them all the time. Every time I put on a scarf in the winter, guaranteed bloody nose. No clue why, but it was just a thing. Now, my son unfortunately got that gene. We have had more late night wake up calls with him screaming bloody murder. Oddly enough, when we got into his room, it looked like it. He would have blood gushing down his chest and his face looked like he was in the ring with Mike Tyson.

Today, it reared its ugly head again. At home we have humidifiers, we put Vaseline in his nose nightly, and we have tissues by his bed. We have got his nose cauterized three times. It’s supposed to be done. Today we were on the plane, heading to Florida with no care in the world. I was deep into the movie Joker when my buddy taps us and says he has a bloody nose. We scramble to get up on a plane and my wife makes her way to the bathroom. Ten minutes go by and they still aren’t back. Great. I make eye contact with my wife as she opens the door to ask the flight attendant for a garbage bag. She gives me the thumbs down. I went back and relieved her. We sat in this tiny ass bathroom and tried to get Mt. Vesuvius to stop. Finally, the master of bloody noses got it to stop. We made it with five minutes to spare until we had to sit down for landing.

Pretty fun way to start our vacation. Luckily he handled it like a champ and stayed calm. A little clean up on aisle 3 and we are on our way to the beach. Bloody Monday taken care of.


  1. bbutler627 · 12 Days Ago

    I like your ending. Clean up on aisle 3, always the perfect go-to reference for situations like these. The unexpected public messes we make without intending to. Poor guy! My son gets those from time to time too, mostly when it’s dry yes, but also for no reason at all. Just breathing it seems! Anyways, I like the pacing of this slice and hope you all have a great vacation with this being the only blood you see!!!

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    • mcteaguem · 12 Days Ago

      I appreciate it! I guess if that’s the worst thing we go through, I’m good. As long as he’s good!!


  2. Michelle Strezo · 12 Days Ago

    Oh poor guy! It can only get better from there! I hope you have a great time!


  3. Sara T. · 11 Days Ago

    Lydia has been getting them lately. What have the doctors said is the reason we get them? Other than dryness?


  4. Trina · 11 Days Ago

    When I read your title, I thought bloody marys, I guess i was wrong.
    I hope day 3 is better!🤞


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