C: Mummy, Blankie has a bug in her nose [yes, the anthropomorphising of Blankie is a whole other issue].
Me: Oh, that must be uncomfortable.
C: It's been there for weeks.
Me: I wonder what it's been eating.
C: Probably nose goblins . . . Mummy, Blankie gave me her nose bug, and now I can't breathe.
Me: Ah! Your cold came from Blankie?
C: Uh-huh. But Blankie still has a bug in her nose; that's why it's bleeding.