Do your kids like to pick their nostrils?
Mine do... and we can see that they really relish in that activity. When we ask them not to do it, HQ said that there's too much "gold" in his nostrils and he can't breathe. We clean their nostrils with wet cotton buds but they still think their little fingers can do a better job.
So we resort into scaring them... we thought a little white lie won't hurt ;-). This happened last night:
Mama: QQ, stop picking your nostrils.
QQ: *turned so that her back faced me, kept picking*
Mama: If you keep picking like that, your nostrils are going to get reaaaalllllly big, and you'll look so ugly like a pig!
QQ: *ignored me and kept picking*
Mama: Then spiders will go in your nostrils and stay there!
That caught her attention.
Mama: Because if you keep picking, your nostrils will get so big, spider are able to crawl inside. They like dark places, and are going to stay in your nostrils. Like their home!
Looking perplexed, my three year old quickly exclaimed:
QQ: But my nostrils have no air cond!
HAHAHAHAHA! True enough, I don't think her nostrils are comfortable to be made home, even for spiders! Kids say the darnest things, don't they? :-D.
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