Moms dispense a lot of advice, a lot of the time.
Sometimes it feels like no one listens. That's why we're on repeat all the time.
So there's this corner on our walk home from school. It is home to a street sign post, which it surrounds with little rocks.
I recently told the boys they should not play in the rocks (as they sometimes would, running ahead and waiting for us) as a lot of dogs pee there. Evidence--the rusted bottom of the street sign post.
That was enough for the five year old the day I said it. Grossed him out even thinking about it. Didn't phase the 3 year old, even with my repeated warnings. Until yesterday.
He plunged his hands into the rocks, and brought them out with a horrified look on his face. I am laughing right now as I write this, because moms always laugh when they're right. Well, we're always right, but when the child realizes we're right.
Ok, Moms mess up occasionally, but not often.
Back to the story. He literally froze up, he was so horrified. His hands were clamped over each other, and he didn't want to move or talk; he was seriously grossed out. I got him to show me--he had fresh pee on his hands.
Nasty I tell you.
No, I did not hold hands with him while crossing the street the rest of the way home. I told him to walk right beside me and not touch anything until he got to the bathroom, then to wash his hands very well with soap and water.
Moms know stuff. It pays to listen and heed their advice.
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