Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Bad Personal Habits Of The O'Kara Family.

(My family will kill me if they ever read this...)

My husband is like most guys...not as discreet about some body functions. He will burp, fart, and scratch at just about any time or place. He has promised to work on changing these behaviors and while he has shown great success, there are still times when I look for the nearest escape route.

My five year old just learned that she can do things to embarrass her parents, most especially me. Besides her love of doing the same three bad habits of her father's, she also love to dig for "nose goblins". Completely grosses me out every time I see it. I have learned that she does it even more when I ask her to I try to turn a blind eye to this behavior.

My soon-to-be one year old is just learning her bad habits. Right now, the biggest one is for her to throw herself down on the floor, kick her feet, throw her arms around, and scream hysterically if she doesn't get her way...a classic hissy-fit.

And now for me...well, I am a recovering blemish picker...but have been working really hard to over come that addiction. My secret weapon is a trusty tube of triple antibiotic ointment. Other than that nasty habit, I also unknowingly scratch my scalp...almost like I have fleas...isn't that lovely. It must be a family habit because both of my sisters also do the same thing. Wonder if this is a subconscious thing due to our huge fear of spiders and constantly feeling like they are crawling on us?


Anonymous said...

I scratch my scalp, too!!! I don't know why, I just do!! Usually when I am watching tv or otherwise spaced out. It's weird, isn't it.

Sabrae said...

I also have the bad habits of zit popping and farting out loud... But while in public I try my best to hide it :)

HeatherPride said...

Oh, aren't children just lovely for picking up your very worst habits and then flaunting them about? I love it. I really love it when my 4-year old cusses Daddy-style. SOOOooooo charming.