Oh my god, you guys. I thought I'd seen it all when my first baby turned into a crazed toddler. The nose-picking, booger-eating, potty training accident-having, food-squashing worst. I mean, fighting the dog for the goldfish crackers on the floor is pretty yucky, right? But it turns out my youngest, who is a boy, puts his older sister to shame in the disgusting toddler department.
I know I've said boys are more disgusting than girls before, but this really proves it. Because this new "habit" my toddler has picked up is by far the most disgusting thing I've ever seen a toddler do. Like, ever. In fact, if you're squeamish, you don't want to click on the "Read More" button. But if you do, don't say I didn't warn you.
My little dude has decided it's a great idea, after pooping, to reach into his diaper and squish his hand all around in there and then touch whatever is closest to him. I know. DISGUSTING!!!
Short of following him around all day, sniffing his butt, and looking for facial cues, I'm not really sure what to do here. Initially we thought it was a one-off and didn't make a big deal out of it. But now, we're kind of making a big deal out of it since it's, you know, the most repulsive thing in the entire universe.
We've been on a chill potty training thing for awhile now. By chill I mean he shows no interest and we invite him to use the potty on occasion. His pre-school agrees that he's not quite ready, but there's no harm in inviting him to use the pot. But now, the only solution I see is potty training. After all, he knows what he's doing and he apologizes and says, "It's disgusting," but I'm pretty sure he's laughing at us behind our backs.
After he royally screwed up his sheets yesterday morning, I sat down with the little pooper and asked him to promise me he would stop grabbing his poop. I specifically said before he went to bed, "If you need to poop in the morning, come and get mommy." Usually that kid jumps at any chance he has to wake up mommy. But yet again this morning I heard the screams of my 5-year-old around 6 a.m., "Mommmmmy! He grabbed his poop!"
So tonight he's going in sleeper jammies in hopes that he won't just unzip them and get completely naked in order to enjoy his morning poop squish ritual. And we're gearing up for a potty training weekend. In the meantime, any suggestions?
Do you have a crazy poop grabber in your house?
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