a. Biting his fingernails. There are so many of my habits that I hoped Will would not pick up on. You know. Things like re-watching the same movies over and over again (fail); eating entire bags of chips in one sitting (fail); and drinking too much at high school dances (tbd). The other one was the nervous picking of the fingers. Unfortunately, he's started with nail biting. And now that there is nothing left to bite, he's picking. If you could see how damaged my nail beds are from twenty plus years of this, you'd see why I'm so anxious to get this habit dumped. Help!
b. Picking his nose. I get that every once in a while, you have to clear the mine. My kid though? He's working 24-7 on that sucker. That finger is constantly up there. On a good news front, it's not automatically going into his mouth...although where the hell are those boogs ending up then. Not. Going. To. Imagine. Any tricks to curbing this habit beside a straight jacket? (which would solve point A as well!).
c. Biting Other Kids. Thankfully Will is out of this one but I'm asking for a friend. No really. It is for a friend. Her son is a biter. And he's really, really good at it. Which would bode well if he was gnawing on bones all day, but unfortunately he's gnawing on his classmates. Will was a biter too but I honestly can't remember what we did except chanted 'biting is for food and not for friends'. He still likes to say that one. Any advice?
d. Wearing a Diaper. Our big fat summer of awesome adventures has almost come to an end...one more mini-trip this weekend (wahoo!). So, it's time to do the night time toilet training. Do you have any tips? We've had one success - total fluke but I think that's because he didn't drink that much. He wants to do it so I think he's ready. I'm just not positively anticipating the endless wet beds...OR the fact that half the night, he ends up in my freaking bed.
So experienced moms and dads - help me out!!! (oh and my 'friend'...:)).
**Here is my boy with neither his finger in his nose, mouth or sporting a diaper. Total peace. My fave part of it...my mom's necklace peeking in the corner of the picture...just now noticed it.***