This Mother’s Day, we honor Dr. Kardos’s mom, who passed earlier this year.
Dr. Kardos and I had been planning a post on nasal congestion in kids, but because we couldn’t have said it any better, we share a poem that Dr. Kardos’s mom wrote on this topic.
–Drs. Lai and Kardos
My grandsons seem always to have runny noses;
They drip from their noses and land on their toeses;
One kid especially, his name is Aaron,
Will hug you so tight that what’s runnin’ you’re sharin’.
Alex will wipe with the back of his hand;
His runs in the house, on the beach, on the sand.
Jacob is older and he’ll use a tissue,
So his runny nose is not much of an issue.
In case they have colds, I hand each one a sweater,
But wearing a sweater does not make things better.
Allergic to dust? That’s the answer I’m seeking;
But while I keep dusting, their noses keep leaking.
They eat well and sleep well and play hard all day
In spite of their dripping that won’t go away.
So I’ve come to conclude, and I’m happy to say
That the noses of kids prob’ly just come that way.
by Felice Kardos (1943-2016)