I was thinking about this today when I caught myself doing several of these things. Then I stopped and thought, Wait, I don’t have any kids with me, I don’t need to do this!
- When I turn on the TV, I automatically change it to Disney.
- When I get out of my car, I open the back door, no matter what.
- I cut my meat into tiny pieces all at once.
- I reach for a hand when crossing the street.
- I have to stop myself from using my own spit to clean people’s faces.
- I look at the kids’ menu first at every restaurant.
- I listen to people’s coughs. I can tell the difference between an allergy cough, a just-getting-sick-cough, a getting-over-it-cough, and a you-need-to-see-the-doctor-right-now cough. It’s like having cough perfect-pitch.
- I say, “What color is your snot?” when my husband blows his nose.
- I make sure my purse has enough snacks for a Girl Scout troop, hand sanitizer, tissues, medicine (Sudafed, ibuprofen, cough drops, gum, motion sickness) before venturing out.
- I constantly worry about whether people are warm enough, even if I don’t know them.