ARGH! Poocasso strikes again! Damn, I wish that kid would grunt or fart out loud or SOMETHING when he’s going! Where’s that darned GPEW!?
I don’t know what it is but Nik seems to go through these cycles of both genital (self) stim and playing with his BM’s. It is so bad that the poor kid couldn’t fall asleep last night because we had him in a one-piece outfit and he couldn’t get his hand down his diaper! He had already had a BM, so I finally changed him into two-piece jammies at 10p. He fell asleep within minutes…hand inside his pants. NO KIDDING!
Hey, I’m all for the kid having a way of soothing himself to get to sleep. However, this starts out innocently enough then escalates to reports from the preschool teacher, “Mrs. Niksmom, Nik was doing his Chippendale’s routine at nap time again today. Had his pants and diaper off and, well, was playing with himself. Gave the girls quite an education, if you know what I mean.” Nope, NOT making that up…that’s almost a verbatim quote from the SAME TIME LAST YEAR!
Now, with the BM’s, it’s to the point that someone has to watch him like a hawk if he hasn’t pooped before nap time; Nik is not terribly discriminating about where he is when he “paints.” Home, school, doctor’s office…he doesn’t care. I suppose the good thing (??) is that he usually keeps it to himself (all over his hands and tummy…and sometimes his face. UGH!).
Anyone had to deal with this? Were you able to successfully curtail the habit? Please, God, someone tell me how to make him stop!?