Today's photo-less blog entry is brought to you by the fact that yesterday's photography session was rained out! Yes, we had actual rain. Not fog...or mist...or drizzle...which we here in So Cal often mistake for rain, but actual rain. Like turn the windshield wipers on HIGH and mess up the freeways rain. It is sorely needed so I can only hope we get more and get outta this darn drought.
And now on to yet another "cute but gross thing my kid said to me."
So, my son has a couple of, um, disgusting personal hygiene issues. I mean, he is a boy, after all. And these are things that boys do (or so I have been reliably informed).
One of them is that he bites his nails - both finger AND toenails. I have tried everything I can to get him to stop with no luck. Still, I am always searching for an opportunity to motivate him to stop on his own.
One such opportunity supposedly presented itself to me this morning. We were watching "The Planet's Funniest Animals" on TV. This is sort of like "America's Funniest Home Videos" except with, you know, animals.
Amongst all the other animall antics shown this morning was a video of a dog licking the bottom of a guy's bare foot. Upon seeing this, my son yelled out "Ooooh...GROSS!!!"
Ah HAH! I thought. Here's an opportunity for him to finally make the magical connection in his brain that the whole foot/mouth combo thing is a BAD IDEA. So, I nonchalantly said, "Well, it's no different from when you stick YOUR foot in YOUR mouth and chew on your toenails. That's just as gross."
He rolled his eyes (crap! 6 years old and already with the eye rolling!) at me and said "Mom, it's TOTALLY different."
Knowing I would regret asking, I said "Why?"
He looked me straight in the eye and said, "Because toenails are crunchy."