Hygeine Skills? Who Needs ‘Em?


April 20, 2008 by Marj Hatzell

A sampling of what we encountered this weekend:


  • Using the bathroom cup as a dipper to drink (yeah!  He’s learning to drink out of a real cup!).  Except that he was drinking the water out of the toilet.  And someone (AHEM!  Bug BOY!) did not flush it.
  • Licking the ground at the soccer field to feel the gravel on his tongue.
  • Licking the floor at Tarzhay, because he loves Tarzhay.
  • Refusing to allow me to blow his nose, then sneaking up behind me and doing it anyway on the back of my shirt. Which then touched my skin.  Ew.
  • Spitting out a piece of chewed-up sandwich and then picking it up and tossing it on my plate. Guess he wanted to share.

Bug Boy:

  • Picking his nose during church and reaching out to shake hands during the sign of peace
  • Going to the bathroom and then sitting down immediately to finish his lunch. I sent him back in to wash his hands and he put his sandwich down on the toilet. Sigh.
  • Picking up food on the ground at the fun fair and asking if he could have it.
  • Finding a water bottle someone else left behind and taking a swig before I could catch him.

There’s no hope…

7 thoughts on “Hygeine Skills? Who Needs ‘Em?

  1. That is awesome. Licking the floor at Target. Love. It!

    This reminds me of my cousin Colleen who used to wash her hair in the toliet. It was funny to a 13-year-old AG.

  2. RuthWells says:

    Just think of the awesome immune systems they’re building!!

  3. whiskeychick says:

    Ugh, you got me on that first one. Yuck! Just remember though, all these gross actions are how kids build up their immune systems. At least if you tell yourself that it might not gross you out too much.

  4. Rachel says:

    Well…uh…at least Bug Boy asked if he could eat the food he found at the fun fair BEFORE he ate it. Right?

  5. Bjorn says:

    I never read blogs. This one I might read. Bring me more gross stuff!!

  6. I’m betting there are people who would be grossed out by this…but then they will turn around and kiss their dog – who just licked another dog’s shit…or kiss their cat….who just licked its butt. And then they will tell you a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s or something like that.

    You could save a lot of money dumpster diving for food….. and the kids wouldn’t care.

  7. mommypie says:

    Holy cow, you’re crackin’ me up tonight — the booger in church did me in.

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