By Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK.Child covered in dirt.Kids are gross. And not just kinda gross. When it comes to hygiene, eating boogers, licking trash cans and sticky hand prints are all in a day's work for tiny people still trying to figure out what "contagious" means, much less "e. coli". As parents we just learn to expect them to fish for a salty snack during their kindergarten concert, but there are a few things kids do that can make even the most seasoned parent wince. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite atrocities. (Names are removed to protect the innocent and guilty.)
1. "My son licked ice cream off the floor at Dairy Queen." Eating something dry like a Cheerio off a floor is no biggie (I just repeat "it's good for their immune system" until my vision clears), but it gets sticky when the dropped item is, well, sticky. And when there is tongue-to-tile contact.
2. "My 7-year-old bites his toenails. Even when his feet areRead More »from Top 10 Grossest Things Kids Do (Plus 3 Extra!)