I really started wondering about this after an incident tonight. Honestly I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
Let me set the scene…
Bathtime is over and I’m getting one child dried and dressed while the other runs around nudey rudey pretending she’s a butterfly. I am distracted by
Home & Away the chattering of Master 3 and don’t notice the silence. Then little butterfly comes running in with her dolls going, “Look at dis”. I glance her way and nod and smile. It’s just her dolls so I make approving noises while my attention is still focussed on Home & Away Master 3.
And then it happens.
A bit of poo falls off one of the dolls’ hands onto the floor.
Closer inspection shows a large poo impaled on the hand of one dolly, and a smaller one on the other.
There’s poo smeared round the mouth of one of the dolls too.
Did she think the poo she had lovingly deposited on the kitchen floor would make a great snack for her dolls? Or was she using the dolls to clean up the mess so that she wouldn’t get her hands dirty?
After doing a bit of research I’m guessing this behaviour can be attributed to the hygiene avoidance ventricle, but then again, it’s possible my child is just plain weird.
What disgusting things have your toddlers done that make you go “Ewwwww”?
A little digging revealed that the picture was drawn by freelance artist Melissa Balmain and was published in Parenting Magazine in September 2003