The next morning Goober woke up and
looked in the mirror again. He couldn’t
believe what he saw. He was a booger yellow
shade of green everywhere.
“Aaaaaaaauuuuuuuugh! Sludge!” he
“What?!” Sludge called, running down the
hall and sliding into Goober’s room.
“Oh no, Goober. Do you believe me now?” he
“Yes!” he cried, panicked. “But what do I do
now? How do I fix it?”
“You’re going to have to go to the doctor.
Let’s go, show Mom and Dad.” Sludge said,
turning on his heel and heading downstairs.
Goober quickly threw on his clothes and ran
after him. Once they saw him, his Mom
made a call to the doctor’s office. Not long
after, they left.
“Looks like a case of Booger-itis to me.” The
doctor said. “The only way to cure it is to eat
a lot of dark, leafy green vegetables. The
best to cure it are spinach, asparagus, and
“Gross! Are you sure that’s the only way to
cure it?” Goober asked.
“I’m afraid so. Been there, done that.”
Sludge said in sympathy. “Unfortunately,
you’ll have to eat them for at least a week.”
“Ugh! That will seem like forever!” Goober
cried. “And those vegetables are the
“Well, you should have listened to me.”
Sludge chided as they left the office, his arm
slung around his younger brother’s neck.
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