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Choose one ‘ick’ and embrace it says today’s daily prompt. It’s obvious to me that the person who came up with the idea has never raised sons. If she / he knew about the relationship between boys and their mums that person would know that if you have boys living in your home, ‘ick’ is a constant for at least ten years. You don’t embrace it / them.

There are spiders, large furry ones not related to ‘incy wincy.’ Find a container for it so that your child can capture and examine it.  If you can relate then I suggest you get something escape proof, otherwise you need to check out under the blankets before getting into bed, shake out your shoes before getting into them and spray the bedroom before retiring for the night.

You are obliged to buy mice from the pet shop then look after said icky vermin once your children have lost interest or buy a puppy that you get to take for a walk, pickling up poop as you go. In other words, it’s ‘slugs and snails and puppy dog tails’ for a decade at least and then you get to breathe a sigh of relief.

Until, that is, your grandson greets you at the door dangling a pink worm from his pink finger tips. His mum has a compost bin and your grandson is making sure none of the worms escape.

Embrace your inner ick? I don’t think so.

2 thoughts on “Embrace the inner ‘ick’?

  1. Oh, I agree! We have one son, and we had a worm farm in the house (with side glass for viewing), an ant farm; we raised mosquitoes!; we looked at slugs with magnifying glasses, and so much other icky stuff! Don’t even get me started on the boogers and other personal icky stuff. 😉

    • Maddie, mosquitoes? That’s taking parenthood to the highest levels. I was going to mention boogers myself, but that would have just opened the floodgates to other, ickier memories. I thought it best to let sleeping bookers lie.

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