Sometimes I have the strangest conversations with my kids in the car. This morning was one of the strangest. We were on our way to dance class, when my daughter posed this question: "Mom, are eye sleepies the same as nose boogers?"
What? I wasn't exactly prepared for such a topic at nine o'clock in the morning, but I gave it my best scientific answer. "They're your body's way of cleaning your eyes. And, yes, you have mucous to clean your nose, so basically it's the same thing."
My daughter thought about that a minute. "So why do we have ear wax instead of mucous in our ears?"
"Because it would be too messy to have mucous dripping out of your ears."
Fortunately, that answer satisfied her. Now aren't you glad I told you this? I bet you just learned something new.