Sorry if I gross anyone out but this is bugging me. easy child/difficult child has always had a thing about blowing his nose. He HATES it but will usually do it if I get mad. difficult child has always had a hard time blowing when it's plugged. He just never seems to be able to get enough "oomph" behind it to accomplish much. That said, they have both had a stuffy nose for a couple days now. I am tired of listening to them sniffle through meals and movies. Today, I've had enough. We came home from church, they both did their chores and asked if they could go see if friends could play. I said "As soon as you blow your nose clean." difficult child's response was, very clamly, "guess I'm staying home today" to which I replied simply that it's his choice. easy child/difficult child throws a fit about how stupid that is and what does blowing your nose have to do with playing, and on and on and on. 20 minutes later, easy child/difficult child comes and asks me if he can go see if a specific friend can play. I repeat "as soon as you blow your nose" to which he mutters (loudly on the way out of the room) about how stupid it is. difficult child has not said a word. I wonder how long they will keep this up, before boredom sets in and they are DYING to do something. It's been 45 minutes so far and the clock is still ticking. . . . .