I must wash my hands a million times a day.? I think I do more now than before I found out the boy had giardia (of which should be gone by now).? I’m just paranoid.? I am forever cooking food and the fear of cross contamination scares the hell out of me.? Moreover, it is my fear of getting sick and throwing up.? I hate throwing up.
Needless to say, I wash my hands frequently.? Good thing right?? Sure.? However, when you have little mister observant as your child it can get old.? Remember how the boy follows me around wherever I go and narrates my entire life?? Part of that is, “Mama, wash hands,” about 3000 times a day.
Good news is that evidently I am the prime candidate of parenting by example.
I was getting dressed the other morning and I heard the boy mumbling something about Oleg and washing hands.? He frequently pretends to wash his hands in his play kitchen sink.? Only this time I heard the faucet in the bathroom turn on.
The boy had gone into the kitchen, gotten his step stool, turned on the faucet, got his hand soap, lathered up, rinsed, turned off the sink and dried his hands.? (with only a little soap help from mama.)? All. by. himself.? Not only that, he does it 3-4 times a day not involving any kind of potty training.
This, coupled with a severe dislike of anything stuck to his skin, causes me to worry just a little.? I can just see it now.? My child holed up in his giant mansion while he mumbles Oedipus-like sentences about his mother and soap.