You are not a dog. No amount of barking, wagging your tail or licking will make you a dog. While I normally embrace your imagination and pretend play, I have officially reached my wits end. I am a germ-o-phobe and having a daughter who licks everything is driving me insane. Stop it. It is gross. There is no amount of sanitizer than will make it better. If the swine flu continues to spread through Texas, you will find your little barking, tail wagging, licking everything in sight, self quarantined to your dog house.
On a related note, a little funny. On Easter we went out to dinner with some friends. We got to the restaurant and Taryn had to go potty. As we walked into the restroom, an older lady was passing by us going through the door. I was giving Taryn “the talk”….it goes like this…..”Ok, now Taryn, remember, don’t touch anything and don’t lick anything“. Well, that old ladies eyes got huge and gave me a really strange WTH look. Three year olds are so fun huh?
I love your blog and this post just totally cracked me up. We are in a similar situation here but of the feline variety. My oldest turned into a cat every time I took her to preschool. As soon as we entered the building she would fall to all fours..start purring…lick her teacher’s leg, and meow! Every school day I had the same talk with her “you are a little girl…not a cat!” but she became totally overcome with the need to purr as soon as we arrived.
On a sidenote…her purring and scratching did eventually run its course and 2 years later she is definitely more girl than cat (although even at 6 we do still meow on occasion!)
hang in there!
OMG, that is hysterical. I have a 3 year old too, and if she went around licking everything I think I would lose it. Thanks for the laugh!
you have the dog? honey, I have the kitty cat! apparently cats lick and crawl everywhere like dogs. Seriously tired of it too. We go thru hand sanitizer by the gallon. And if I hear one more meow ….
OMG my two year old is in a lick everything phase!! She tries to lick the car door in the morning, then her carseat. OMG gross! Love Taryn’s dog house though – he, he, he.
Yup, we’re in the licking stage too! With J, it usually is a hug, followed by a kiss, followed by a big lick. It gives me the heebie jeebies. I get the *strangest* looks from people when I wag my finger at him and say “no hugs, ho kisses, no licks!” Really, every hug turns into a lick, so we can’t even go there….