I am dead serious. It has been a two year battle with my pickiest eater (no pun intended) to stop eating his boogers. Where did he even get the idea? It is inborn? Genetic? (I believe this may be possible. I have seen my youngest brother-in-law pull this stunt more then once. Not to mention my husband confessed that "all" boys do it.... which to me means, he did too.) I haven't seen any cartoons do it.... although, I can imagine Spongebob doing it. Or could it just be the odious "natural man" we all hear about. Whatever it is, it needs to stop -- preferably, before kindergarten. I remember teasing boys who had this nasty habit early in school -- I don't want that for my Sammy.
I would have to say that yesterday was my last straw. I put my foot down once and for all. This booger eating habit will stop! I was laying on the couch and Sam came and stood by me will he was fishing up his nose. I watched, ready to pounce before it got to the mouth. I grabbed his hand and I said, "Sammy, no eating your boogers!" He looked at me and I think he rolled his eyes, because when I let go of his hand, instead of eating it anyway, he wiped it on MY shirt! How rude!
Has anyone out there cured this terrible habit? Please, I would love some feedback!