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Friday, May 09, 2003

My Six Year Old Gets "Boo-boos" Sometimes

We put a band-aid over it and tell him to just wait, he will be fine. Being six, he waits at least ten minutes before peeking under the band-aid to see how he is doing. But he only checks about a hundred times in the first few days, and then settles in to poking the scab every few hours for the next week. Yes, it would be better to accept the pain and move on, but he is only a kid. We do hope that he will outgrow this self-defeating habit.

However, when I read Mr. Schrank, the Man Sans Q (Wednesday, May 07, 2003, Posted 8:44 PM), or others, I see that, for some folks, old habits die hard.

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