The other day the Country Boy found half a cockroach in Toby’s mouth! Ewww. I know what you are thinking; where is the other half? It’s a good question and one which we still haven’t answered.
After initially being grossed out (apparently he was making crunch noises and then a leg fell out of his mouth), I got over it and moved on. He is 1, he is still crawling, and if that’s the worst thing he eats that’s OK.
Over the year the girls have also done their fair share of disgusting things. Hannah licked the floor of public swimming pool change room when she was 1. It was the last time I sterilised anything for her. Meg went through a phase of wanting to hug and kiss power poles when we went for walks (2 year olds are right at dog pee height).
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of washing hands before eating, after touching animals, and bathing regularly. I use different chopping boards for meat and vegetables, and a clean cloths every time I clean the bathroom. But lets face it, a little bit of dirt is a good thing. According to experts, a little bit of dirt is good for our immune system, and according to me, a little bit of dirt is good because it means I can justify not chasing my kids around and wiping their faces!
A bit of dirt is a good thing.