Why Won’t Your Child Wash His Hands?
Why don’t they want to wash their hands?
You’ve finally made it past the enormous mountain of potty training. Yeah, for you!
You’ve even made it past the point that your youngster calls from you from the bathroom to come and wipe his butt! Double yeah, for you!
You would think you were in the clear at this point. But now, you have the new problem of messy bathroom hygiene.
Don’t tell me you have one of those kiddos that likes to make art? Yikes!
Nothing like walking into the sight of brown fecal matter smeared on the walls of your bathroom. Or the smell. Good luck with that. My advice is to call in a hazmat team.
Why do children refuse to wash their hands after going poop?
Why would you not want to make sure you don’t smell like sh*t?
More importantly, how can they not notice?
My son the other day came by me when I was in the kitchen and tried to put his hand in the frosting on a cake that I had just made. I pulled his hand back right as it was nearing the pink, fluffy goodness and while saying, “No, you don’t”. I caught a whiff of something, not so lovely smelling, and began to process what it was as he reached towards the panty door and turned the knob.
As my mind analyzed the data before me, the “POOP!” sign started flashing in my brain. I simultaneously counted to 10 to not lose my cool and grabbed his hand off the handle. “Did you just go poop?”
“Did you wash your hands?”
“I don’t know,” said my son with a shrug of his shoulders.
“Look at your fingers. They are covered in poop. You tried to touch a cake and did grab a hold of a door knob. What were you thinking?” I don’t know why I asked this. He obviously wasn’t thinking about anything but food.
“I don’t know.”
“Go wash your hands.”
Let me hear an “amen” from all you ladies in here who’ve had a similar incident.
I hear ya!
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