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!

  1. When I turn on the TV, I automatically change it to Disney.
  2. When I get out of my car, I open the back door, no matter what.
  3. I cut my meat into tiny pieces all at once.
  4. I reach for a hand when crossing the street.
  5. I have to stop myself from using my own spit to clean people’s faces.
  6. I look at the kids’ menu first at every restaurant.
  7. 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.
  8. I say, “What color is your snot?” when my husband blows his nose.
  9. 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.
  10. I constantly worry about whether people are warm enough, even if I don’t know them.
English: Fred Ott in mid-sneeze. Still from 18...
English: Fred Ott in mid-sneeze. Still from 1894 motion picture Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, the earliest copyrighted film. Presumably the copyright has now expired. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mainers in Shorts with Skis
Are you sure you don’t need a pair of paints, sir? /Mainers in Shorts with Skis (Photo credit: smilla4)