You know how ears have all of those crazy little folds and little hidden crevices and dark caves? Tonight, while wiping T.Rube's face, I found an entire fucking potato in one of those folds.
(In fact, it got worse.)
My severe negligence as a mother was amplified further when I discovered that each ear had 2 near-invisible crevices that were filled with stinky black balls of guck that were about the size of a pea. (Albeit a small pea.)
(I was exaggerating about the potato.)
In any case, the stark truth is that I had no idea that these little dirty pockets even existed. Because I haven't really ever cleaned her ears.
I've fearfully poked a q-tip in there twice, when I could see the wax building up. But, I was too afraid to bust an eardrum, so I did what little shallow digging was required and abandoned the task.
I certainly never noticed these crevices before.
It made me run to S.Rube quickly and grab her head to peer into her awkward ears. phew
No dirty peas. Thank God. After 4 years.....can you imagine???......