The Daughter Chronicles

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Kids are disgusting!

Norah's latest thing is standing up by the trash can in the kitchen, pulling on the metal ring at the back that holds the top to the body of the can, and chewing on it. We tell her no and she smiles. We take her away and she screams and immediately goes back to it. It doesn't appear to be all that bad for her, so we just let her go. Is that wrong?

So: chewing on the metal of the trash can. She also tries to put her hands ... down there when I change her. I usually can stop her, but a few times she has managed to get her hands there after she has pooped. Charming. When that has happened, I have been able to clean her hands before she does what she wants, which is, of course, put them in her mouth. Sigh. At least she hasn't done that yet.

It's really a wonder that any of us survived to adulthood. Small children are icky.


  • The thing you need to remember is we all did it and we survived. I just think that parents block out all the disgusting things that their kids did and that is why we are not reminded of all the gross stuff we did as kids. She will live, might get a tummy ache but she will live

    By Blogger Mrs Lefty, at 18/7/06 3:32 PM  

  • That's why we don't stop her! Well, unless she gets into something really gross.

    By Blogger Greg, at 18/7/06 3:37 PM  

  • I have been spraying the trash can (and the handle) with anti-bacterial spray--just to make me feel better!

    By Blogger Krys, at 19/7/06 1:48 PM  

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