If you have a cold, you need to blow your nose. No, you don't just squeeze your nostrils as if you were wringing the juice out of a lemon. You need to BLOW. Yes BLOW. OUTWARDS. That would prevent your 3 inch long snot slime from appearing before US in the middle of our guided reading lesson. No it is not polite to cover, scratch that, WIPE your nose with your polar fleece sweater arm while I offer you a kleenex.
Now onto blowing. Blowing frees the sinuses of extra mucus.... you know, the stuff that you keep snorting back and swallowing? This does, indeed, offer me an excuse not to be hungry, but I really don't care to visualize the amount of mucus in your sinuses.
I love you lots, and love to read with you, but please....do something about the slime.
p.s. DO NOT TOUCH MY PENCILS!