Thank you all for once again telling me your Multi-tasking Octopus Mom and Dad stories!! For all of you with MORE than one kid, you are my heroes!!!
No wonder we can’t remember anything!! We are running around in circles! I really do love reading them..
My topic for this week:
Is picking your nose genetic????? Ug.
Ok, so if “Picking Your Nose” was a category in the Olympics, Luna Marie would win the gold!!!!
This kid does not mess around. She is focused!! It is serious business at our house. Don’t even get me started about the “where did she wipe it?” moments……
It all started innocently enough. I have it on video, she just one day found that A) Finger fit into B) nostril! She was fascinated,,, she could spend 5 minutes,,,, in and out,,, in and out,,, in and out! Sometimes she would miss and then gouge her eye. But a lil eye pain didn’t stop her,,she went right back to mantra, the in and out. It was like she was mesmerised!
Now, in my Mommy group we were taught “Any behavior these kids exhibit, that you don’t want to re-enforce, IGNORE. The thinking being, they will tire of it and it will go away.
If too much is made out of it, it becomes a power struggle…
So, that is what I did.
It started around her first birthday,, as you can see in the opening photo. That was taken the day of her birthday party! Note the balloons.
At first it was SO cute how captivated she was with this simple “nose picking” process. It was funny… After a few laughs and a few photos, ignore it I did!
I tried not to take too many photos, but I had to of course sneak a few.
Cut to she is 20 months old, just over 1 1/2 to all you civilians who don’t count months.. The nose picking is STILL going strong ug! Don’t get me wrong she doesn’t do it all the time, but her Technique has evolved.
Her repitoire includes:
A) 1 finger- 1 nostril
B) 1 finger- into 1 opposite nostril, then possible eye gouge.
And my most recent favorite
C) 1 finger IN EACH nostril
And then she tries to breathe, can’t and will open her mouth to pant!!!!! So she can continue to push those lil fingers up, up, up!
(I SO wish I had a picture of that one!!)
Anyhoo, here is my question: Is Getting a Nose Picking Child Genetic???
Or worse is it my Karma for embarrassing MY mom with all those boogers!!!?? :/
The truth: YES! I was a nose picker!!! Much to my mother’s dismay I am sure!! I actually do remember enjoying a pick or two on my morning walk to school. (Please God don’t let Luna Marie do it for that long!) My mother never actually talked to me about it.
I don’t think she made a big deal out of it.
So I am not going to either! But some days,, it is SO hard!!!!
I just worry Luna Marie is going to push those fingers in there so hard, she might just touch her brain!!!!
So, all this to say: Ya got any ideas???
And your stories, might just make me feel not so alone with you know who,
The NOSE PICKER!
My little Sunshine Luna Marie!