Thursday, June 6, 2013


     This is not going to be a post where I give advice of any sort.  Actually, none of my posts have advice in them, because I generally have no clue what I'm doing.  That's why I read other people's blogs.  Duh-doy.  No, this post is actively seeking advice from others, because we have been having Issues (capital 'i') around here lately.  For the last few months, Skeletor has developed a rather disconcerting habit.  He's picking scabs.  And not like most people do.  You know how it goes.  The scab gets itchy because it's healing, and you maybe scratch at it a little too enthusiastically.  Then, bam, blood.  But the boy is compulsively scratching and picking at all minor wounds until it has formed a big old sore.  He even got ringworm in one of his sores because of this.  Another kid in his class had some cah-razy unchecked ringworm all over her legs, and he transferred it into his boo-boo because of all the infernal picking!  When I try to tell him not to pick, he rather patiently explains to me (as if I don't speak the King's English) that he has to pick because "it bothers me."  (Also, he says 'bothers' as if he were channeling Catherine Tate, and this delights me to no end.)

     We've tried the obvious...well, we've tried band-aids.  Don't look at me like that!  It's all I could think of! Has anyone else had this problem?  It's worrying me (or bovvering me, if you will.)  Not only is there the whole germ factor, he picks long enough and deep enough at these things to cause scarring.  So, yeah.  Interwebs friends, I'm going to need you to help a sister out here.  Mmmmkay?