Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mummy's entry - bad habits

Rye Li has been picking at her nose for a while now. It started some time after she turned 18 months. We would always say ‘Why are you digging gold?” but she would continue and she will even do this in public. I remember some time last year at night while sleeping in the dark, she went “Papa nah!” and hubby took it thinking she wants to pass something to him. And he asked her ‘what is it?’ and she went “gold!”. We were laughing after that.

These days, she calls them “booger” and she will usually tell me “Mummy got booger”. If she could take it out herself, she would. If she couldn’t she would ask me to take it out for her.

So last night she was at it again, picking booger. She asked me for help and I did. But she kept on picking at her nose and I asked her why and she replied “I like to play with my booger

I am thinking how am I going to stop this habit of hers especially now when she’s so curious about her body parts. She also tends to scratch at her bum or hoo-haa and then smell her hands.

Interesting enough, today, I found this article online by chance on bad habits. However, they did not mention anything about scratching and smelling. One thing for sure, I’m not going to respond negatively to her now and will have to remind myself on this.

3 comments:

mjey said...

hi dear...

Shaveena had the same habit...scratching and smelling!!! I found it odd too..but she gave it up...

Couple of months back Vishal had the habit of digging gold too......

kids do funny things and its just amusinglah!

vien said...

Oh yea..responding negatively is a no-no at her age. They think it's fun when we freak out.

KittyCat said...

Hello...Lucas has been doing both too. At least you gave it a name - I'm still at the "Yuck!" and then throw it away for him. He just laughs and hands me all the god he excavates :P

Wait till I post what he says about touching his little birdie and smelling it!

Keeping my fingers crossed he doesn't do it in public...

I just roll my eyes and carry on with what I'm doing lor. He gets real cheeky when I say anything!