Disgusting things parents do
I was thinking the other day about the gross – or at the very least anti-social things we do when we become parents… and the list is long!!
If you don’t already have kids and think you may want some at some time in the future then maybe you should stop reading right about now.
Every parent seems to be either a sniffer or a checker when it comes to nappies. Who ever thought we’d spent so much time sniffing our kids butts and peering down the back of their pants… and don’t get me started on those very brave (read: stupid) parents who do neither and instead stick a finger down the back of a nappy. Eeuw.
Then, when your baby has a blocked nose you have a few options – personally I prefer saline solution – but when things are dire your choices are either a horrible bulb shaped suction device (gross), or sticking a piece of muslin across your kids nostrils and using your mouth as a suction device (even more gross).
And how about the classic ‘spit face clean’. I used to cringe when my mother did this and now I find myself doing it to my kids too. Even when wet wipes are within easy reach I end up licking my finger and using it to wipe my kids chocolate/dirt covered faces.
The one thing I just can’t bring myself to do is to eat my kids pre-chewed/sucked food (hubby however has no such qualms). If there is no bin in sight I will hold a half chewed sandwich/lolly for many kilometres before I would EVER eat it myself.
*Edited to add… when breastfeeding there’s also the boob weigh/squeeze. You know, where you do a quick check to see how full they are or remember which you fed from last. Unfortunately I find myself doing this a few times a day while at work. My colleagues must think I’m very odd. Some kind of pervert 😛
What are the worst things you’ve found yourself doing?