My wife Tina is a registered nurse, and works in a wound care clinic at a local hospital. She actually enjoys the gorier aspects of her job… she is a self-proclaimed “picker and popper”… whereas I get squeamish at even the mention of a blood draw, much less an actual blood draw.

She comes home from work and wants to tell the kids and me all about the latest and greatest (read: grossest) wounds she had to treat that day. I immediately go into full ‘ear muff’ mode.

But then a co-worker of mine sent a link to these cupcakes. They’re inspired by an internet sensation known as “Dr. Pimple Popper” who shows videos of her popping all sorts of zits, cysts and other unsightly blemishes.

I immediately knew that Tina had to make these treats for her co-workers. She did, and they were a big hit.

I’m thankful every day for the people who work in healthcare. And I’m even more thankful that I’m not one of them.