I have discovered a new genetic condition.
It's called nareopathy and pronounced "naryopathy".
Definition: Inability for the brain to transmit the message to push mucous down the nasal passages. This is a rare defect, most likely genetic, that strikes about 1 in 1,000,000 children.
Okay, in all seriousness, I made up this word and this definition. But I think it should become a new word and a new definition and may even write the Canadian Medical Assocation about it.
Both of my kids have this condition. And because both of my kids have it, I suspect they must have received a mutant gene from some distant ancestor, because it comes from neither of their parents.
I honestly don't get it. Hannah - my brilliant almost 8-year-old - still, at the very most, does a slight blow through her nose. As a result, she has a runny nose quite often cuz she won't blow the dang thing! Seth is even worse. When I ask him to blow, he blows out THROUGH HIS MOUTH! All manner of instruction has been disregarded.
So, what is up with this? I have never met TWO children in one family with this condition. I just know that I have to get to the bottom of this disease, lest their mutant gene causes their own children to be born without.........sinus cavities (since their own parents never learned how to blow). Or something even worse.