Today is Thursday? AH! What do you mean we’re already in March? Holy moly spicy guacamole! I could have sworn the week just started. I will admit that once I became a SAHM, I lost track of what day it was. Anyway, I’ve been a stress case as of late. I despise this time of year. People come out of the wood-works thinking I’m some kind of miracle worker. And I’m starting to think that my boss (who happens to be my mother) gets her kicks watching me squirm and stress and yell “what the h*** is wrong with you people!” at my computer. I’m going to lose it soon…but that is all on this subject. I don’t want to bore you with my rants.
I do have another subject I’d like to address: bad habits. I’ve had this sitting in my drafts for a while now hoping to capture this bad habit in picture form. Why? 1) So y’all would believe me and 2) I could use it as black mail for when Radical #1 gets older and has a girlfriend and yada yada yada. That would be mean of me huh?
Anyhoo, get on with the story, Jenn…
This is Radical #1 and he has a
bad awful habit. A habit that makes me cringe. I have no idea where or how he picked up this habit.
He bites his toe nails.
This needs to stop. I catch him going to town all the time; when he’s watching TV, when he’s in time out, in the car, even when he’s playing he’ll stop and start with the toe nail biting. It’s gross and un-sanitary and just plain weird.
His doctor seems to think it’s funny and says I’m over-reacting. He says it’ll stop and that it’s just something that he’s going through. Um, okay?!
Anyway, putting soap on his toes came up. Eww! When I was younger and thought having a potty mouth made me cool, I had to eat soap. And it was disgusting so I don’t think I would want to put the radical through that. Eating soap was a punishment and I don’t want him to think he’s being punished for biting his toe nails.
Rubbing chili peppers on his toes came up. O-M-G! I would never. Wouldn’t that be considered torture? And what if he panics and then touches it and then rubs his eyes? His mouth and his eyes would be burning! Operation ‘stop the toes in your mouth’ just backfired on me. Poor guy.
Do any moms out there have the same issue? Or is it just my kid who has this strange, gross habit? Anyone? No? Okay, just thought I’d share. Now excuse me while I go and continue to yell at my computer.