Ok....This is something I think is strange. I have asked a few people and they all laugh....no help there. Anyone elses kid do something like this? (note...this is over the course of about 6 weeks now, the last was last week)
Ds is coloring nicely, I go to retrieve Dd from impending doom and return to find Ds not at the table anymore. He is in his room, pants and undies down, coloring furiously with the markers on his butt! "What ARE you DOING!?!" I ask. (Stupid question mom....coloring on my butt...duh.) He says "I dunno". Wash him.
Ds is in the bathroom making pee pees. I wonder if he is making more t.p./soap sculptures, so go to check on him......He's got handfulls of soap and is rubbing it on his butt. Wash him.
Ds in the bath......poking himself in the butt w/ various bath toys. I tell him he could hurt himself, and to please stop.
And the last.....Ds is again in Bathroom...taking forever. I pry nursing baby off me to go check on him. He greats me in the hall with a funny look on his face and pants around ankles. I say "What's up, Ds?". He says "There was an ant in the bathroom and he squirted toothpaste all over my heiney". I look...sure enough, blue toothpaste all over his butt....his lower back, his hands and arms. Also all over the toilet and bathroom rug. V angry! Yell...lecture on cost of toothpaste, time it will take me to clean up this mess...wash the boy.
What is going on? He is 4.....Is this some sort of "feel good" thing? I guess it would feel good to have something smooth rubbed on your butt.....
: . I don't have any idea on how to curb this behavior. What do I say? Don't rub toothpaste, markers, soap, bathtoys on yourself? Do I have to gaurd the cooking oil? *sigh* I TIA for any suggestions, similar stories, or advice.